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African Locust swarms devouring crops; not new to Kansans


February 13, 2020

Biblical swarms of crop devouring locusts are eating their way across Africa. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, FAO have declared the situation a crisis. Favorable climatic conditions allowed widespread breeding of the pest in East Africa, Southwest Asia and the area around the Red Sea.

So far the countries experiencing the worst infestations are Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia. The FAO Locust Watch webpage indicates aerial and ground pest countermeasures are ongoing but, they remain insufficient. This has caused fear that the pests will continue to breed and migrat...

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