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News Summary: Stocks of fertilizer companies dive

The Associated Press

SPREADING IT THICKER: Prices for the fertilizer potash are expected to fall sharply because of more competition.

BITTER HARVEST: Fertilizer companies, including Mosaic and Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan, who have benefited from higher prices will be hurt.

MORE BOUNTY: The lower prices could help farmers and, ultimately, consumers, although it's too soon to know how it will play out.