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December 01, 2010 08:13 ET

Research on Monsanto Co. and Mosaic Co. -- Agricultural Chemicals Sector Grows on Strong Demand

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - December 1, 2010) - offers investors comprehensive research on the agricultural chemicals industry and has completed analytical research on Monsanto Co. (NYSE: MON) and Mosaic Co. (NYSE: MOS). Register with us today at to have free access to these researches. 

The Agricultural Chemicals sector has been strong for the past few quarters as a result of strong pricing and robust demand. After last year's weak market, the average sales price for phosphates has increased significantly. Potash prices have also been on an uptrend due to high demand from farmers looking to replenish the levels of fertilizer in their soil. is an online platform where investors doing their due-diligence on the agricultural chemicals industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on Monsanto Co. and Mosaic Co.; investors and shareholders of these companies can simply register for a complimentary membership at

Farmers had been stingy during the previous year due to struggling crop prices. However, a recent drought in Russia has hurt wheat supplies, helping grain and oilseed prices grow. Also, the growing use of ethanol as a fuel has caused corn prices to skyrocket to over $6 per bushel. These positive market conditions have once again enabled farmers to take the necessary steps to ensure they are receiving maximum crop yields, namely the broader use of crop nutrients. Visit to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future.

One concern for the sector is weather conditions. If they show drastic improvement, the subsequent higher crop yields will push fertilizer prices down. Register now at to have free access to our reports on the agricultural chemicals industry.

Looking at the results for some of the key players in this space for the quarter, Monsanto Co. saw a narrower loss for its fiscal fourth quarter at $139 million on a revenue surge to $1.95 billion. Conversely, Mosaic Co. posted its fiscal first quarter results at around the same time period as Monsanto. The Minnesota-based Fertilizer maker saw earnings come close to a triple at $297.7 million as revenue rose to $2.19 billion. The company attributed these positive results to a sturdy fertilizer demand. Investors can register for free to access the research reports on Monsanto Co. and Mosaic Co. at or

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