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Farmer Glenn Sawyer harvests his crop of wheat near Acme, Alberta, September 23, 2009.
Farmer Glenn Sawyer harvests his crop of wheat near Acme, Alberta, September 23, 2009.
(Todd Korol/Reuters)

Huh? Corn farmers welcome minus-30 temperatures

Most people, apart from small children and the most dedicated skiers and snowboarders, have had about all they can take of the frigid weather and freakish storms that have blanketed large swaths of Canada and the United States in ice and heavy snow. But the particularly harsh winter could spell better news ahead for potash producers, a group that could certainly use some cheer after a tough 2013.