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Nutrien Prepares to Shut Potash Mine Due to CN Strike
USAgNet - 11/27/2019

Nutrien Ltd. announced that it will be forced to curtail production at its largest potash mine, Rocanville in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan, due to the CN rail strike. Employee notices were sent out this week indicating the mine will be shut down for two weeks starting on Dec. 2.

"It is extremely disappointing that in a year when the agricultural sector has been severely impacted by poor weather and trade disputes, the CN strike will add further hardship to the Canadian agriculture industry," said Chuck Magro, Nutrien's president and CEO.

"Any further disruption will be harmful to our business, the Canadian economy, and Canada's competitive position and reputation as a reliable supplier of fertilizer and food. However, most concerning is the impact on our hundreds of employees for whom this creates great uncertainty and hardship leading up to the holiday season," added Magro.

Nutrien is the world's largest provider of crop inputs and services, playing a critical role in helping growers increase food production in a sustainable manner. It produces and distributes 27 million tonnes of potash, nitrogen and phosphate products worldwide.

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