Although rumours of herbicide ingredient shortages have been circulating for months, crop safety firms have downplayed vital adjustments to deliberate provide for 2022.

Nevertheless, a widely-circulated letter signed by Udo Schneider, Bayer’s international head of lively ingredient manufacturing, is creating a brand new degree of concern about international provides of glyphosate.

The letter, dated February 11, 2022, states {that a} provider of a element of glyphosate skilled a mechanical failure at a producing plant, and that it will result in a considerable discount in glyphosate manufacturing. The letter says repairs on the facility might take three months.

RealAgriculture is working to authenticate the letter straight.

Based on the letter, Bayer is declaring a “drive majeure” occasion — absolving them of sure contractual obligations and buy order phrases.

The letter doesn’t embody any particulars on geography, markets, or contracts affected by the drive majeure declare.

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