In the following video, Fool.com contributor Maxx Chatsko analyzes the first-quarter earnings of Agrium . The company had a decent first quarter, especially when investors consider that the first three months of the year are generally the weakest for the fertilizer and nutrient industry, and is expecting to capitalize on a big planting season in the second quarter. Additionally, Maxx explains why investors should not worry about the big dip in revenue compared to 2012.

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The article Agrium Doesn't Believe in an Off-Season originally appeared on Fool.com.

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