Cold Front Changes Direction of Locust Cloud Away from Rio Grande do Sul

An ordinance signed by the Minister of Agriculture allows emergency measures,, including the use of pesticides, to control the swarm, if needed.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The government of Rio Grande do Sul state is monitoring the approaching locust cloud in Argentina to the state's western border. According to the Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock and Rural Development, by 3:30 PM on Wednesday, June 24th, winds were favoring the influx of insects to the state . . .

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