ARGENTINA: Locust Barriers

Argentine wheat farmers, overdue last week on their spring sowing, could not get a plow into the ground that a long drought had baked iron-hard. And due sometime next month was a dread enemy: the scourge of locusts trying to repeat their last year's feat of eating clean two northern provinces. Last week brought the farmers a good turn on both counts. Rain fell and softened the hard ground. And the Ministry of Agriculture got under way early against the locusts by announcing $5,000,000 worth of contracts for 12,000 mi. of sheet-iron locust barriers.

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