BHP or PCS – Which is the best deal for farmers?

The coverage of the offer by BHP Billiton to buy potash mining giant Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (PCS) has been missing one very important element – the potential impact on agricultural producers. This important stakeholder is, after all, the end consumer of the important fertilizer product. There has been full and complete analysis and speculation of the impact of the deal for shareholders, governments, and citizens of Saskatoon and Saskatchewan. These are all important stakeholders to be sure, but the potential impact of the takeover on the farmer who uses that potash seems to have been left out of the … Continue reading BHP or PCS – Which is the best deal for farmers?