Worldwide population growth drives bright potash mining future for New Brunswick

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By Leonard Melman It is all so amazingly simple.  People have to eat and as it happens, that basic concept has resulted in an industry which has already made great contributions to New Brunswick’s economy, but as the famous musical line put things, just perhaps “You ain’t seen nuthin’ yet!”…

Canpotex reaches agreement with Sinofert

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Canpotex Limited announces that it has reached agreement with Sinochem Fertilizer Macao Commercial Offshore Ltd. for supply of 700,000 metric tonnes (MT) of potash to China during the first half of 2014.  This new contract is priced at current and competitive market levels. by

Disruption in the potash world

Russia from Above project. Magadan Region

By Leonard Melman Potash is big business.  As a primary ingredient in crop fertilization, potash is consumed in vast quantities and the mining of the mineral has become a $20 billion dollar per year business. by