Key Developments: Agrium Inc (AGU)

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Agrium Inc acquires controlling interest in agricultural biotechnology company Agricen
Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 08:00am EDT 

Agrium Inc:Announced that company has acquired controlling interest in Agricen, Dallas-area agricultural biotechnology company delivering biochemical-based products for efficient and sustainable plant nutrition.Agricen manufactures two of Loveland Products' fastest growing plant nutrition brands, Accomplish LM and Titan PBA, which are biologically derived products designed to enhance fertilizer efficiency.Agricen will operate as Loveland Products subsidiary under its present name.Loveland Products has also acquired an interest in Agricen's sister company, Agricen Sciences, an applied sciences research company developing novel microbial and biochemical solutions for plant health and nutrition.  Full Article

Agrium Inc names Steve J. Douglas as Chief Financial Officer
Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 05:20pm EDT 

Agrium Inc:Announces that Steve J. Douglas has accepted the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) effective Nov. 3.  Full Article

Agrium Inc declares dividend per common share
Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 11:20am EDT 

Agrium Inc:Approves dividend of $0.75 per common share to be paid on Oct. 16, 2014 to shareholders of record on Sept. 30, 2014.  Full Article

Agrium inc completes sale of turf and ornamental business
Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 08:00am EDT 

Agrium inc:Completed the divestiture of its Turf and Ornamental business to Koch Agronomic Services, LLC, for about $94 million.  Full Article

Agrium inc to provide climate pro technology to customers under agency agreement with Monsanto
Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 08:00am EDT 

Agrium Inc:Monsanto enters into one season, non-exclusive agency agreement with Agrium to offer use of Monsanto's Climate Pro platform to Crop Production Service's grower customers.Climate Pro technology will complement CPS's existing comprehensive precision agriculture products and services offering, known as Echelon.Agrium will provide further details on the growth strategy for Echelon precision agriculture in the second half of 2014.  Full Article

Agrium Inc declares cash dividend
Wednesday, 7 May 2014 11:14am EDT 

Agrium Inc:Approved a dividend of $0.75 per common share to be paid on July 17, to shareholders of record on June 30.  Full Article

Agrium Inc gives Q2 2014 EPS guidance below analysts' estimates
Tuesday, 6 May 2014 06:13pm EDT 

Agrium Inc:Provides guidance for Q2 2014 of $3.85 to $4.35 diluted earnings per share from continuing operations.Q2 2014 EPS of $4.98 - Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.  Full Article

CHS Inc agrees to acquire selected Canadian assets from Agrium, Inc
Monday, 17 Mar 2014 10:07am EDT 

CHS Inc:Agreed to acquire selected Canadian retail assets from Crop Production Services (Canada) Inc, a wholly owned subsidiary of Agrium, Inc.Under the agreement, 16 retail agronomy locations in the provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan become part of the Country Operations division of CHS.Transaction is expected to be completed on or about April 1.Financial terms are not disclosed.  Full Article

Agrium Inc declares cash dividend
Friday, 21 Feb 2014 11:39am EST 

Agrium Inc:Approved a dividend of $0.75 U.S. per common share.To be paid on April 17 to shareholders of record on March 31.  Full Article

Agrium Inc announces management change
Thursday, 6 Feb 2014 11:00am EST 

Agrium Inc:Says Steve Dyer, the Chief Financial Officer has been appointed to replace Mr. Gearheard as Executive Vice President and President of Retail.  Full Article

UPDATE 1-Agrium potash mine to stay shut longer, loss expected

Aug 7 - Agrium Inc said Thursday it will keep its only potash mine shut for longer than expected after a breakdown last week, and the downtime will cause it to lose $40 million on wholesale potash operations in the second half of this year.

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