Thursday, August 2, 2012

Box Elder County says grasshoppers eating crops

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says grasshoppers are causing some crop damage in Utah's Box Elder County.

The grasshoppers are moving from dry areas to munch on hay and other green crops grown by irrigation.

Elsewhere, agriculture officials say monsoon rains sweeping across parts of Utah are improving crop conditions.

Cache County, however, continues to see hot and dry conditions. Standard Examiner