Agriculture

Glyphosate production has declined due to problems with ingredient supplier Bayer

Farmers have received disturbing news today as they prepare for the upcoming growing season. Conformable ReutersBayer said a supplier of an ingredient used in glyphosate, a widely used herbicide, had technical problems. The company said the problems would take about three months to resolve.

In a letter to Twitter, Bayer said the problem was due to “mechanical failure” at its factory for one of the raw ingredients. Bayer has never listed the raw ingredient or the company that makes it.

The mechanical failure forced Bayer, which makes Roundup and Ranger Pro, to announce a major power situation, which relieves both parties to a contract of any debts due to extraordinary events or circumstances beyond the control of the party.

In addition to the mechanical failure, the company is also facing supply chain problems due to the global pandemic. Supply chain issues have been a major concern for agricultural industry this year.

“Our supplier is in the process of restoring production, (and) we have procured additional materials and made other mitigation efforts to help optimally manage this situation,” the company said in a statement.

Farmers are adjusting their plans to reduce their need for glyphosate.

A Missouri farmer spent two hours readjusting his chemical needs after this morning’s announcement. Corn and soybean farmer Andrew Hulshof said: “We have worked with our suppliers to rule out the need for glyphosate together. It came down to price and availability for us. ”

Roundup is the most common herbicide in the United States and uses glyphosate as its active ingredient. Almost all scientific bodies and associated research have stated this safety of glyphosate. However, it was the focus of several disputes due to health problems surrounding those diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

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