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Farm Progress America, August 29, 2022Farm Progress America, August 29, 2022

Max Armstrong shares news of a grasshoppers devouring crops in California.

August 29, 2022

Max Armstrong reports on a new problem hitting California – grasshoppers. On top of drought and other challenges, now grasshoppers are chewing their way through key crops. Max shares the population is up due to the dry spring. Fungus levels that keep grasshoppers in check are less prevalent this year, which has boosted their numbers. Max offers some interesting statistics of the impact of this bugs.

Max Armstrong's Farm Progress America is a daily look at key issues in agriculture. It is produced and presented by Max Armstrong, veteran farm broadcaster and host of This Week in Agribusiness.

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