Agrium Inc (AGU) is a fertilizer giant that produces, markets, and distributes crop nutrients, crop protection products, seeds, and merchandise. The company operates in two segments: Retail and Wholesale. Agrium has a more diversified approach to the fertilizer industry, and offers products targeting the three main types – Nitrogen, Phosphate and Potash.
Agrium is the second largest company in the space, and is based in Canada, where half the world’s Potash reserves are to be found. However, it is focused on other fertilizers in the space as well – Nitrogen and Phosphate. This has allowed the company to grow revenues and navigate the waters well as Potash prices collapsed.
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