11 Facts About Agrium


Agrium was 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.

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Agrium was founded as Cominco Fertilizers in 1931 and changed its name to Agrium in 1995.

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Agrium was a part-owner of Canpotex, which manages all potash exporting from Saskatchewan.

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On September 12,2016, Agrium announced that it had agreed to merge with PotashCorp, which will make the combined company, Nutrien, the largest producer of potash and second-largest producer of nitrogen fertilizer worldwide.

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Agrium operated close to 1,500 retail agricultural centres in the US, Canada, South America and Australia under the brand names Crop Production Services, Crop Production Services Canada, Agroservicios Pampeanos S A and Landmark.

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On December 3,2010 Agrium announced the completion of the acquisition of the Australian Wheat Board for a total acquisition price of $1.

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In October 2013, Agrium announced the acquisition of Viterra's Canadian retail assets, after previously acquiring Viterra's retail locations in Australia.

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In 2003, Agrium was issued an administrative compliance order for excessive emissions at a Kennewick, Washington plant.

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Agrium discovered the violations at the Kennewick facility through a comprehensive Clean Air Act audit of the facility in late 2000.

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Agrium promptly reported the audit findings to EPA under EPA's policy on Incentives for Self-Policing, referred to as the "Self-Disclosure Policy".

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In 2005, Agrium was fined for failure to disclose release of toxic gases at this same plant.

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