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  • Growing pest problem a worry for Valley farmers

    Growing pest problem a worry for Valley farmers

    Friday, March 24 2017 5:28 PM EDT2017-03-24 21:28:16 GMT

    Insects have always been an issue for farmers, but in the Mahoning and Shenango Valleys, the insect problem is now growing out of control.  "We lost about 4 weeks of blackberries last year," says David Huffman of Huffman Fruit Farms.  David Huffman is just one area farmer that has noticed the impact. The 100 acres of land his family farms on grows an assortment of fruits and vegetables. Huffman says they typically spray insecticides every two weeks, but it wasn't...

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    Insects have always been an issue for farmers, but in the Mahoning and Shenango Valleys, the insect problem is now growing out of control.  "We lost about 4 weeks of blackberries last year," says David Huffman of Huffman Fruit Farms.  David Huffman is just one area farmer that has noticed the impact. The 100 acres of land his family farms on grows an assortment of fruits and vegetables. Huffman says they typically spray insecticides every two weeks, but it wasn't...

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