The Mosaic Company (NYSE: MOS) today announced that it will reduce its phosphate production plans by 300,000 tons for the spring season. Mosaic has been monitoring U.S. markets and NOLA DAP prices, and has decided to reduce production due to continued weather concerns across key U.S. growing regions, along with higher than normal carryover inventory levels from the fall.
Mosaic believes the current margin structure does not reflect todays balanced market conditions. Protecting margins at this seasonably slow time of the year is important for the Company and its customers.
The reduction will impact Mosaics U.S. phosphate facilities in Florida and Louisiana and will be accomplished through changes in maintenance schedules and operational production plans.
About The Mosaic Company
The Mosaic Company is one of the world’s leading producers and marketers of concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients. Mosaic is a single source provider of phosphate and potash fertilizers and feed ingredients for the global agriculture industry. More information on the Company is available at www.mosaicco.com.
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