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Locust swarms threaten Australia's 2011 rice recovery

This article was originally published in The Public Ledger

A PLAGUE of swarming locusts, which is already reportedly a threat to Australia's wheat crop, is now casting a shadow over the country's efforts to revive its rice production.

While the plant-destroying insects don't pose much of a threat to the current rice crop, because most of it has already been gathered, farmers are worried about the 2011 harvest.



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