Argentina's government fights plague of locusts

2016-01-27 10:37
(Said Khatib, AFP)

(Said Khatib, AFP)

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Buenos Aries - Argentina's agricultural inspection agency says it keeping up efforts to control a locust infestation threatening crops in at least three states.

 The agency said in a statement on Tuesday it has controlled 31 new outbreaks of the insect in the states of Catamarca, Santiago del Estero and Cordoba.

But farmers of the Rural Confederations of Argentina told local newspaper Clarin that it is the worst locust infestation in decades.

The government has responded with a taskforce that includes state and municipal agents as well as farmers.

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