Agrium, Potash Corp merger shouldn’t have much of an impact yet

Farmers shouldn’t be too concerned yet that the recent Agrium, Potash Corp of Saskatchewan merger will cause an increase in the price of fertilizer, at least according to the president of one provincial producer group.

“(The merger is) a hard one to find a whole bunch of negatives or positives about it. A year from now it might be a different story,” said Todd Lewis, president of the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS).

Initially announced in 2016, the merger between the two Canadian-based international companies received final regulatory approval from the United States Federal Trade Commission the last week of December.

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