Potash Looks to Roll with the Hits

Despite a volatile potash market, companies believe there are good times around the corner as demand for crops rises.

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Strata Minerals Withdraws from Cardabia JV

Strata Minerals Withdraws from Cardabia JV

Strata Minerals Inc. (TSXV:SMP) announced withdrawal from the Cardabia Joint Venture Phosphate Project in Western Australia. Strata also announced the completion of a debt for equity swap at an agreed price of $0.10 per share.

Uralkali Set to Start Repairs at Solikamsk-2 Mine

Following a sinkhole and flooding issues, Uralkali announced on Monday that it was set to begin repair work however it remains uncertain when production will resume at the potash mine.

GB Minerals Receives Advances Totaling $750,000

GB Minerals (TSXV:GB) announced that it has received advances from Aterra Investments and Alpha Infrastructure for a combined total of $750,000. According to the company, it intends to repay the advances through other financings and will use the proceeds of the advances for expenses and development of the Farim phosphate mineral property.

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Shares of North American Potash Companies Up Sharply

Bloomberg reported that North American potash producers saw a sharp increase in value of their shares after one of Uralkali OAO’s (MCX:URKA) mines ceased production due to hazardous conditions.

“Outlook Has Rarely Been Brighter for Agriculture Companies” Says Globe Advisor

In an article from Globe Advisor, Globe Investor's in-house market strategist Scott Barlow suggested that although there is some caution required in the short term, the "outlook has rarely been brighter" for companies in the agricultural sector. He writes that long term trends point to sizeable opportunities in agriculture and related industries such as seed technology, water treatment, fertilizers and more.

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