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Fertilizer maker CF Industries, OCI end merger deal

Reuters — U.S. fertilizer maker CF Industries Holdings Inc and Dutch rival OCI NV ended their merger agreement on Monday, following the U.S. Treasury’s steps to curb tax avoiding inversion deals. CF Industries had agreed to buy OCI NV’s North American and European plants for US$6 billion in August, in addition to assuming US$2 billion […] Read more

CHS says Viterra intriguing at right price

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. farm co-operative and grains trader CHS Inc. would be interested in the Canadian grain handling assets of embattled commodities trader Glencore, but only if they came at a discounted price, CHS CEO Carl Casale said in an exclusive interview. As part of a debt-reduction plan, Swiss-based Glencore has said it […] Read more

Agrium profit beats Street, helped by higher grain prices

Reuters — Fertilizer and farm retail dealer Agrium reported a better-than-expected fourth-quarter profit helped by higher prices for most grains and oilseeds. The company also forecast 2015 profit to be $7 to $8.50 per share. Analysts on average expect a profit of $7.55 per share, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. Agrium’s U.S.-listed shares rose two […] Read more

CF ends merger talks with Yara

Reuters — U.S. fertilizer firm CF Industries said it has dropped merger talks with Norway’s Yara International after the fertilizer makers were unable to agree on terms of a deal. Yara and CF said last month they were in early-stage talks about a “merger of equals” that would create a US$27 billion rival to the […] Read more