Argentina Claiming "Control" Over Locust Plague, Surviving Pests Remain ~20 Kilometers From Border

After Argentine farmers undertook a substantial air and ground based attack on the locust plague that had been consuming the north of their country since May, their agricultural authorities are declaring the locust problem to be "controlled" despite an estimated 20% of the locusts surviving. Uruguay's farmers and government are sensibly maintaining their red alert posture. Previous control efforts on the part of the Argentines had been rather conservative.

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