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Locusts destroy feed crops in Bolivia

A plague of locusts has descended upon the feed crop producing region of Bolivia, says the USDA.

The insect attack in Santa Cruz is anticipated to have destroyed around 1,500 hectares of agricultural land in the area, or about 1% of what was in production, said the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) in a Foreign Agricultural Service report published Tuesday.

“Locust swarms of up to 10 kilometers long and traveling up to 100 kilometers per day spread quickly, destroying fields of corn, sorghum, and other crops,” said the attaché.

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