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Exploring Saskatchewan's Agrium Potash Mine
Published: 2015/10/20
Channel: Sask Wanderer
Agrium Sustainability
Agrium Sustainability
Published: 2013/09/03
Channel: AgriumInc
SONS OF AGRIUM - NIGHT SHIFT; EPISODE 1; A PARODY TO SONS OF ANARCHY
SONS OF AGRIUM - NIGHT SHIFT; EPISODE 1; A PARODY TO SONS OF ANARCHY
Published: 2015/12/29
Channel: Mike J. Daws
Concerns about PotashCorp, Agrium mega-merger
Concerns about PotashCorp, Agrium mega-merger
Published: 2016/09/13
Channel: Tiger News
This is Carseland
This is Carseland
Published: 2014/07/31
Channel: AgriumInc
Agrium Part One
Agrium Part One
Published: 2015/07/16
Channel: Your Alaska Link
A tour of the Agrium Western Event Centre with Max Fritz
A tour of the Agrium Western Event Centre with Max Fritz
Published: 2014/06/27
Channel: The Calgary Stampede
Agrium Pit
Agrium Pit
Published: 2017/08/04
Channel: Gap of DooM
Agrium’s Young Professionals Network
Agrium’s Young Professionals Network
Published: 2016/04/04
Channel: AgriumInc
Toxic gas release at Borger Agrium Plant
Toxic gas release at Borger Agrium Plant
Published: 2015/05/28
Channel: ABC 7 Amarillo
Agrium – Community Introduction:  Being a Good Neighbour
Agrium – Community Introduction: Being a Good Neighbour
Published: 2014/09/16
Channel: AgriumInc
What is a Retail Farm Branch?
What is a Retail Farm Branch?
Published: 2014/06/25
Channel: AgriumInc
Agrium – Economic Introduction:  Creating a Ripple Effect
Agrium – Economic Introduction: Creating a Ripple Effect
Published: 2014/09/18
Channel: AgriumInc
Partner of miner killed at Agrium mine speaks out
Partner of miner killed at Agrium mine speaks out
Published: 2016/08/16
Channel: Saskatoon StarPhoenix
Agrium Climate Change
Agrium Climate Change
Published: 2013/09/03
Channel: AgriumInc
Fertilizer 101 Chapter 3: Potassium: It
Fertilizer 101 Chapter 3: Potassium: It's a Long Way Down
Published: 2014/03/12
Channel: AgriumInc
Transitioning from the Military to Agrium
Transitioning from the Military to Agrium
Published: 2015/01/20
Channel: AgriumInc
Agrium
Agrium
Published: 2015/07/23
Channel: airbagone
Agrium
Agrium
Published: 2017/02/07
Channel: Why Invest In
2016 0329 agrium red water AB
2016 0329 agrium red water AB
Published: 2016/05/24
Channel: Muamer Dapo
Agrium Vanscoy potash operations.
Agrium Vanscoy potash operations.
Published: 2015/12/20
Channel: andrew
Tim Hadden, Account Representative, Agrium
Tim Hadden, Account Representative, Agrium
Published: 2017/02/02
Channel: Rainbow Plant Food
Agrium – Workplace Introduction:  A Powerful Team
Agrium – Workplace Introduction: A Powerful Team
Published: 2014/09/18
Channel: AgriumInc
Agrium
Agrium's Sustainability Vision
Published: 2014/08/28
Channel: AgriumInc
Agrium Kapuskaing 2017
Agrium Kapuskaing 2017
Published: 2017/08/15
Channel: Gap of DooM
Agrium – Environment Introduction:  Meeting Sustainable Goals
Agrium – Environment Introduction: Meeting Sustainable Goals
Published: 2014/09/16
Channel: AgriumInc
B786 Agrium
B786 Agrium
Published: 2016/12/11
Channel: Load Stone
Agrium Women
Agrium Women's Leadership Group
Published: 2014/04/17
Channel: AgriumInc
M&A update: Potash Corp and Agrium merger, HP Inc. Buying Samsung
M&A update: Potash Corp and Agrium merger, HP Inc. Buying Samsung's printer business - Betaville
Published: 2016/09/12
Channel: Tip TV Finance
Kevin Owens, Sales Representative, Agrium
Kevin Owens, Sales Representative, Agrium
Published: 2017/02/21
Channel: Rainbow Plant Food
Agrium Watershed Contest
Agrium Watershed Contest
Published: 2013/12/11
Channel: AgriumInc
Climbing a Agrium Plant!
Climbing a Agrium Plant!
Published: 2017/02/04
Channel: GettingHigh
Agrium Mine Rehab 2
Agrium Mine Rehab 2
Published: 2017/06/28
Channel: Gap of DooM
Complete Agrium Phosphate Mill for Sale
Complete Agrium Phosphate Mill for Sale
Published: 2014/04/01
Channel: Machinery & Equipment Co.
Agrium Western Event Centre
Agrium Western Event Centre
Published: 2012/06/21
Channel: The Calgary Stampede
Agrium diverters
Agrium diverters
Published: 2017/08/11
Channel: Brian Douglas
Agrium
Agrium
Published: 2016/11/21
Channel: Why Invest In
Entregas a Granel - Utilfertil by Agrium
Entregas a Granel - Utilfertil by Agrium
Published: 2014/09/10
Channel: Utilfertil by Agrium
ALS Ice Bucket Challenge at Agrium FNO
ALS Ice Bucket Challenge at Agrium FNO
Published: 2014/08/27
Channel: Allison Hagerty
Agrium Tracks
Agrium Tracks
Published: 2017/07/05
Channel: Gap of DooM
agrium
agrium
Published: 2012/05/25
Channel: Armando Patiño
Agrium Kapuskasing Mashup
Agrium Kapuskasing Mashup
Published: 2017/07/03
Channel: Gap of DooM
Utilfertil by Agrium - TOP CLIENTS 2016
Utilfertil by Agrium - TOP CLIENTS 2016
Published: 2016/08/17
Channel: Utilfertil by Agrium
Governor
Governor's Forum on Colo. Agriculture with Lisa Nichols of Agrium/CPS/Loveland Products
Published: 2017/01/13
Channel: Eric Brown
Citigroup Inc. Boosts Target Price and
Citigroup Inc. Boosts Target Price and '10/'11 EPS Estimates on Agrium Inc.
Published: 2010/08/05
Channel: TradeTheTrend
Industrial Cyber Security Risks w/ Agrium Redwater
Industrial Cyber Security Risks w/ Agrium Redwater's Noel Tabas @ 2015 ARC Industry Forum Orlando
Published: 2015/06/27
Channel: ARC Advisory Group
agrium
agrium
Published: 2012/05/25
Channel: Armando Patiño
Mosaic, Monsanto, Agrium and More Ag Ideas
Mosaic, Monsanto, Agrium and More Ag Ideas
Published: 2013/03/07
Channel: TheStreet
ALS Ice Bucket Challenge at Agrium FNO
ALS Ice Bucket Challenge at Agrium FNO
Published: 2014/08/27
Channel: Allison Hagerty
Here
Here's Why Investors Should Aggressively Buy Agrium, Philip Morris
Published: 2015/02/12
Channel: TheStreet
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Agrium Inc.
Public company
Traded as NYSEAGU
TSXAGU
S&P/TSX 60 component
Industry Chemicals, Agriculture
Founded 1931
Headquarters Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Victor J. Zaleschuk (Director)
(Chairman of the Board)

Chuck Magro (CEO)
Products Agricultural products and services
Revenue Increase US$16.0 billion (2014)[1]
Increase $3.6 billion (2014)[1]
Increase $720 million (2014)[1]
Total assets Increase $17.1 billion (2014)[1]
Total equity Increase $6.7 billion (2014)[1]
Number of employees
15,500 (2014)[1]
Divisions Agrium Retail
Agrium Wholesale
Subsidiaries Agrium U.S.
Website Agrium.com

Agrium Inc. is a major retail supplier of agricultural products and services in North America, South America and Australia and a wholesale producer and marketer of all three major agricultural nutrients and a supplier of specialty fertilizers in North America.

Agrium was founded as Cominco Fertilizers, Limited (short for Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company Limited [2]) in 1931 and changed its name to Agrium, Incorporated in 1995. Agrium is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Crop Production Services, Inc., a subsidiary company, is based in Loveland, Colorado and is the location of Agrium's Retail Business Unit head office. The company is a part-owner of Canpotex, which manages all potash exporting from Saskatchewan.[3]

Business units[edit]

Agrium operates in two business segments:

Retail[edit]

Agrium operates close to 1,500 retail agricultural centres in the U.S., Canada, South America and Australia under the brand names Crop Production Services (CPS), Crop Production Services Canada (CPSC), Agroservicios Pampeanos S.A. and Landmark.[4] Crop Production Services was acquired in 1994.

On December 3, 2010 Agrium announced the completion of the acquisition of the Australian Wheat Board for a total acquisition price of $1.236-billion Australian dollars.[5] This acquisition additions to the retail division of Agrium. Roughly 40% of the AWB holdings were sold to Cargill including the Commodity Management Business.[6]

In October 2013, Agrium announced the acquisition of Viterra’s Canadian retail assets,[7] after previously acquiring Viterra retail locations in Australia.[8]

Wholesale[edit]

The Wholesale segment produces nitrogen, phosphate, potash and sulphur-based fertilizers. This segment also owns and operates a potash mine and production facility in the Rural Municipality of Vanscoy No. 345 in Saskatchewan, Canada, and a phosphate mine in Conda, Idaho, U.S.

The Wholesale segment engages in the ownership of nitrogen-based fertilizer plants in Bahía Blanca, Argentina and in Damietta, Egypt.

Agrium and Saskatoon-based Potashcorp announced their merger on September 12, 2016. The new company will be headquartered in Saskatoon.[9] The merged company will be renamed as Nutrien.[10]

Environmental and social impacts[edit]

In 2006 the U.S. EPA fined[11] Agrium US$750,000 for violations of the Clean Air Act. Unpermitted modifications to the Ohio nitrogen products plant resulted in excessive releases of NOx. The US EPA report states that these nitrogen oxides "cause severe respiratory problems, contribute to childhood asthma, acid rain, climate change, smog and haze, and impairs visibility in national parks. Emissions from nitric acid plants can be carried significant distances downwind, causing air quality problems..." The plant in question was acquired in October 2006 during the takeover of Royster Clark.

In 2003 Agrium was issued an administrative compliance order for excessive emissions at a Kennewick, Washington plant.[12] Agrium discovered the violations at the Kennewick facility through a comprehensive Clean Air Act audit of the facility in late 2000. Agrium promptly reported the audit findings to EPA under EPA’s policy on Incentives for Self-Policing, also referred to as the "Self-Disclosure Policy". In 2005 Agrium was fined for failure to disclose release of toxic gases at this same plant.[13]

An Agrium ammonia/urea plant is listed by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation as a contaminated site due to spillage of ammonia, arsenic, and other contaminants.[14]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Agrium at Wikimedia Commons

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