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The Mosaic Company Announces Increase in Dividend

The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS) announced its Board of Directors has given its consent to an increase to the Company's annual dividend to $1.10 from $1.00 per share effective with the next declaration.

Canpotex Enters Agreement with Chinese Customers

Canpotex announced it has finalized potash supply contracts for 2015 with all of its major customers in China, including Sinofert (Sinochem Fertilizer Macao Commercial Offshore Ltd.).

Highfield Reports Definitive Feasibility Study Results for Muga Project in Span

Highfield Resources Ltd. (ASX:HFR) announced it has completed a definitive feasibility study at its Muga project in Spain. According to the study, Muga will produce 1.12 million tonnes of muriate of potash (MOP) annually, generating one of the larger margins in the potash industry with a lower capital cost.

Allana Potash Enters into Arrangement Agreement with ICL

Allana Potash Corp. (TSX:AAA) announced that it has entered into a definitive arrangement agreement with Israel Chemicals Ltd. (NYSE:ICL) that will see ICL acquire, through an indirect wholly owned subsidiary, all of its outstanding common shares.The agreement provides that Allana shareholders will be entitled to received $0.50 in cash for each common share exchanged.

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Glencore’s Next Move Could be in Agriculture

Bloomberg reported Friday that Glencore PLC (LSE:GLEN) may look to the agricultural space for its next move. The company became a major agricultural player when it purchased Viterra Inc. in 2012, but while Glencore is one of the world's largest traders of wheat, it still has no presence in most important grain market: the United States.

Belarusian Potash Co. Agrees to Supply Potash to China for $315 Per Tonne

Bloomberg reported Thursday that Belarusian Potash Co. has signed a deal with China and will supply the country with potash at a price of $315 per tonne which includes shipping costs. Russia's Uralkali (LSE:URALL) reportedly said the price was "significantly" less than possible, despite it being up $10 per tonne from last years price.

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