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Agrium Inc. produces, retails, and distributes the crop nutrients, crop protection products, seeds, and agronomics primarily in North America, South America, Europe, and Australia. The company operates through two segments, Retail and Wholesale. The Retail segment supplies crop protection products, such as herbicide, fungicide, insecticide, and adjuvant products; crop nutrients, including dry and liquid nitrogen, phosphate, potash, sulfur, and micronutrients; seeds; and merchandise comprising fencing, feed supplements, livestock-related animal health products, irrigation equipment, and other products. It also provides product application, soil and leaf testing, crop scouting, seed treatment, cattle, livestock and wool marketing, insurance, and real estate, as well as offers plant nutrient and precision agriculture software packages. The Wholesale segment produces, markets, and distributes a range of nutrients, including nitrogen-based, potash, and phosphate-based crop nutrient products to agricultural and industrial customers. The company also offers crop-inputs technology and precision agriculture services under the Echelon brand name; and supplies specialty fertilizers. The company was formerly known as Cominco Fertilizers Ltd. and changed its name to Agrium Inc. in 1995. Agrium Inc. was founded in 1931 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.

15,800 Employees
Last Reported Date: 03/4/14
Founded in 1931

agrium inc (AGU) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, President and Direct...
Total Annual Compensation: $620.4K
Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice Presi...
Total Annual Compensation: $524.0K
Senior Vice President and President of Wholes...
Total Annual Compensation: $545.6K
Chief Risk Officer and Executive Vice Preside...
Total Annual Compensation: $577.6K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

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Agrium Inc. Provides Earnings Guidance for the First Quarter of 2014

Agrium Inc. provided earnings guidance for the first quarter of 2014. The company announced that the late spring season this year is expected to result in first quarter earnings per share just above breakeven. The slow start to the spring season is expected to impact the timing of wholesale, and to a lesser extent retail, earnings. First quarter wholesale results were also impacted by reduced rail availability and the usual lag in realized wholesale nutrient prices.

Agrium Inc. Proposes Amendments to its By-Law

Agrium Inc. at its e Annual and Special Meeting of shareholders to be held on May 7, 2014, to consider amendments to general by-law.

Agrium Seeks Sale Of Phosphate Production Operation

Agrium Inc. (TSX:AGU) may sell its phosphate production operation. In his first months on the job, Chuck Magro, the new Chief Executive Officer of Agrium has made a point of saying his main priority is to “optimize” the businesses that his very acquisitive predecessor, Mike Wilson, made in his 10 years in the role. Chuck Magro said "We have to decide whether we invest fresh capital from a rock position or do we do something with that business, and we're doing that review right now." The decisions will be made later this year, likely after Agrium's September strategy session.


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