Chatham farmers want help to tackle locust invasion

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    Swarms of locusts are causing havoc for farmers in Chatham who are now pleading with the Agriculture Ministry for help.

    According to a Trinidad Guardian report, the insects are feeding on acres of crops like cassava, bodi, plantain and carailli.

    The farmers say they are losing thousands of dollars in produce as a result of this invasion.

    However, it is reported that the Ministry is waiting to get funds to fix a wheel tractor which is used to spray the locusts.