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While virtually all businesses are contending with higher energy costs, the rising commodities prices are proving to be bottom-line boosters for other sectors, too.
Profits at seed and pesticide maker Monsanto Inc. reached nearly $1 billion last year - a 14-fold increase since 2003. They’ve tripled to $1.1 billion at agrichemical maker Syngenta and agriculture divisions of DuPont Co. and Dow Chemical Co. have also seen their earnings balloon.