Agricultural equipment spraying field at sunsetGlyphosate was in short supply in 2021 and after the recent announcement from Bayer on a possible shortage due to mechanical issues, growers will feel an even tighter squeeze in 2022. Bayer shared with Farm Journal that as of Monday, it had 80% of its Roundup supplies in house. According to data from the Farm Journal Supply Chain Survey, 90% of farmers say they use glyphosate for their herbicide needs. It was also reported that 57% of farmers say they had trouble sourcing inputs for this growing season.

Bayer has not quantified how much of an impact the mechanical event will have on overall production.

Read more on herbicide sourcing and shortages here.