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Fertilizer Stocks Are Coming Back to Earth, Dragged Down by Falling Crop Prices

Falling crop prices are threatening what has been one of the surest bets in the stock market over the past two years.

Shares of fertilizer makers, including Mosaic Co. and CF Industries Holdings Inc., have been dragged down in recent weeks by declining prices for corn, wheat and other crops. Though fertilizer stocks remain above where they traded before the pandemic, they have since spring shed much of their 2022 gains.