Glyphosate disruptions avoided due to good timing

Gregor Heard
By Gregor Heard
Updated July 4 2022 - 1:31pm, first published February 23 2022 - 1:00am
IN LUCK: Australian farmers got most of their glyphosate supplies sorted before issues with a major supplier of raw materials to manufacture the herbicide.

A QUIRK of timing means the Australian grains industry will largely avoid major disruptions as a result of the glyphosate supply chain issues leading to Bayer declaring a force majeure event after one of its suppliers of raw material suffered severe damage.

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Gregor Heard

Gregor Heard

National Grains Industry Reporter

Gregor Heard is ACM's national grains industry reporter, based in Horsham, Victoria. He has a wealth of knowledge surrounding the cropping sector through his 15 years in the role. Prior to that he was with the Fairfax network as a reporter with Stock & Land. Some of the major issues he has reported on during his time with the company include the deregulation of the export wheat market, the introduction of genetically modified crops and the fight to protect growers better from grain trader insolvencies. Still involved with the family farm he is passionate about rural Australia and its people and hopes to use his role to act as an advocate for those involved in the grain sector.

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