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Combination of Outotec and Metso Minerals – Metso Flow Control to Become an Independent Company

Metso and Outotec have agreed to combine Metso Minerals and Outotec to create a leading company in process technology, equipment and services serving the minerals, metals and aggregates industries. The Combined Company, comprising Metso Minerals and Outotec (but excluding Metso Flow Control), will be named “Metso Outotec”.

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Nutrien Ag Solutions Announces Digital Collaboration with BASF’s xarvio Digital Farming Solutions

LOVELAND, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nutrien Ag Solutions announced today a digital collaboration with xarvio Digital Farming Solutions, part of BASF’s Agricultural Solutions division. As part of this partnership, the xarvioTM SCOUTING app will be offered within the Nutrien Ag Solutions Customer Portal, to provide its customers easy access to this leading agronomic tool.

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Arianne Enters Memorandum of Understanding with China Machinery Industry Construction Group (SINOCONST)

SAGUENAY, QUEBEC – (June 4, 2019) – Arianne Phosphate (the “Company” or “Arianne”) (TSX VENTURE: DAN; OTC: DRRSF; FRANKFURT: JE9N), a development-stage phosphate mining company, advancing the Lac à Paul project in Quebec’s Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region is pleased to announce that it has entered into a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (“MoU”) with SINOCONST, a large Chinese state owned enterprise (“SOE”).

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Graphite: Pollution levels claimed to fall following closure of Graphite India’s Bengaluru plant

Graphite India was forced to halt production at its Bengaluru plant in Bangalore in February, as the result of a court ruling by the National Green Tribunal following concerns over pollution. The Company’s Board of Directors passed a resolution for the permanent closure of this plant in the first week of April 2019. Almost two months later, at the end of May, residents are claiming pollution levels in the local vicinity of the plant to have fallen, although this has not been proven conclusively by the state Pollution Control Board (PCB).

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Fertilizer industry scrambles to adjust

With final planting dates for corn already here in some states – and deadlines for full crop insurance coverage passing in others over the next two weeks – the fertilizer industry is coping with problems just as big as those farmers face. While dealers mull what to do with leftover ammonia inventory, they may face the same task soon with urea as attention focuses on UAN for sidedressing. Growers who can look beyond their immediate situation to focus on 2020 should remain in touch for deals.

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