Stink bug crisis reaches 38 states, Pacific Coast?
The Chinese-exported stink bug crisis that has ruined apple, peach and grape harvests up and down the East Coast has now reached a frightening 38 states and the Pacific Coast, prompting Congress to push the Agriculture Department to speed up the search for an assassin of the "brown marmorated stink bug."
Tucked away in the House-passed Farm Bill is $831,000 to fund added research of the bug and what will kill it. "This pest is causing significant damage to agricultural products, particularly the apple crop in mid-Atlantic states," said the report.
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