Thursday, June 17, 2010
The USDA announced last week that they would allocate $11 million of its budget to efforts this summer to control the spread of native grasshoppers throughout eleven western states. These states include Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Idaho, Nevada and Utah. The money will go towards protecting four million acres of farmland, based on high estimates of grasshopper breeding going on during the summer. Click here to read more on this article.