Argentina is facing the worst locust plague in 50 years

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Argentina Is Facing the Worst Locust Plague in 50 Years

Argentina is facing a plague of locusts. Officials say it's the worst invasion the country has seen in 50 years.

That part of Argentina is important for agriculture, and many are worried about the economic impact of the swarm.

The government is trying to control the outbreak before it gets worse by fumigating young locusts.

But officials say at this point, they can't stop the plague; they can only try to reduce the damage.

RELATED: See photos of locusts plaguing Madagascar:

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Argentina is facing the worst locust plague in 50 years
A swarm of locusts invades the center of Mdagascar capitol Antananarivo on August 28, 2014. AFP PHOTO/RIJASOLO (Photo credit should read RIJASOLO/AFP/Getty Images)
Antanarivo residents stand on a balcony as they look at a swarm of locusts invading the center of Mdagascar capitol on August 28, 2014. AFP PHOTO/RIJASOLO (Photo credit should read RIJASOLO/AFP/Getty Images)
TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY GAELLE BORGIA A farmer protects his rice field from locusts by chasing away them with reeds at Amparihibe village on May 7, 2014 in Tsiroanomandidy, western Madagascar. A Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) mission is to fight the locust's swarm with an insecticide. AFP PHOTO/RIJASOLO (Photo credit should read RIJASOLO/AFP/Getty Images)
TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY GAELLE BORGIA A man from Amparihibe village walks through a swarm of locusts on May 7, 2014 in Tsiroanomandidy, western Madagascar, on May 7, 2014. A Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) mission is to fight the locust's swarm with an insecticide. AFP PHOTO/RIJASOLO (Photo credit should read RIJASOLO/AFP/Getty Images)
TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY GAELLE BORGIA A family from Amparihibe village walks through a swarm of locusts on May 7, 2014 in Tsiroanomandidy, western Madagascar, on May 7, 2014. A Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) mission is to fight the locust's swarm with an insecticide. AFP PHOTO/RIJASOLO (Photo credit should read RIJASOLO/AFP/Getty Images)
TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY GAELLE BORGIA A swarm of locusts flies over Amparihibe village and threats its fields at 20 kilometers from Tsiroamandidy, western Madagascar, on May 7, 2014. A Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) mission is to fight the locust's swarm with an insecticide. AFP PHOTO/RIJASOLO (Photo credit should read RIJASOLO/AFP/Getty Images)
TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY GAELLE BORGIA A farmer protects his rice field from locusts by chasing away them with reeds at Amparihibe village on May 7, 2014 in Tsiroanomandidy, western Madagascar. A Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) mission is to fight the locust's swarm with an insecticide. AFP PHOTO/RIJASOLO (Photo credit should read RIJASOLO/AFP/Getty Images)
TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY GAELLE BORGIA A helicopter of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) flies through millions of Locusts as spreads pesticide to fight against a swarm of locusts threatening to reach Amparihibe village on May 7, 2014 in Tsiroanomandidy , Madagascar. FAO mission is to fight the locust's swarm with an insecticide. AFP PHOTO/RIJASOLO (Photo credit should read RIJASOLO/AFP/Getty Images)
TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY GAELLE BORGIA A helicopter of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) flies through Locusts as spreads pesticide to fight against a swarm of locusts threatening to reach Amparihibe village on May 7, 2014 in Tsiroanomandidy , Madagascar. FAO mission is to fight the locust's swarm with an insecticide. AFP PHOTO/RIJASOLO (Photo credit should read RIJASOLO/AFP/Getty Images)
TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY GAELLE BORGIA A helicopter of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) flies through millions of Locusts as spreads pesticide to fight against a swarm of locusts threatening to reach Amparihibe village on May 7, 2014 in Tsiroanomandidy , Madagascar. FAO mission is to fight the locust's swarm with an insecticide. AFP PHOTO/RIJASOLO (Photo credit should read RIJASOLO/AFP/Getty Images)
TO GO WITH STORY BY GAELLE BORGIA A swarm of the Red Locusts 20 kilometres north of the town of Sakaraha, south west Madagascar on April 27, 2013. According to studies, there are currently a hundred locust swarms similar to this one in this region totalling around 500 billion locusts, eating around 100,000 metric tons of vegetation per day. AFP PHOTO/BILAL TARABEY. (Photo credit should read BILAL TARABEY/AFP/Getty Images)
TO GO WITH STORY BY GAELLE BORGIA A swarm of the Red Locusts 20 kilometres north of the town of Sakaraha, south west Madagascar on April 27, 2013. According to studies, there are currently a hundred locust swarms similar to this one in this region totalling around 500 billion locusts, eating around 100,000 metric tons of vegetation per day. AFP PHOTO/BILAL TARABEY. (Photo credit should read BILAL TARABEY/AFP/Getty Images)
TO GO WITH STORY BY GAELLE BORGIA A swarm of the Red Locusts 20 kilometres north of the town of Sakaraha, south west Madagascar on April 27, 2013. According to studies, there are currently a hundred locust swarms similar to this one in this region totalling around 500 billion locusts, eating around 100,000 metric tons of vegetation per day. AFP PHOTO/BILAL TARABEY. (Photo credit should read BILAL TARABEY/AFP/Getty Images)
TO GO WITH STORY BY GAELLE BORGIA A swarm of the Red Locusts 20 kilometres north of the town of Sakaraha, south west Madagascar on April 27, 2013. According to studies, there are currently a hundred locust swarms similar to this one in this region totalling around 500 billion locusts, eating around 100,000 metric tons of vegetation per day. AFP PHOTO/BILAL TARABEY. (Photo credit should read BILAL TARABEY/AFP/Getty Images)
TO GO WITH STORY BY GAELLE BORGIA A swarm of the Red Locusts 20 kilometres north of the town of Sakaraha, south west Madagascar on April 27, 2013. According to studies, there are currently a hundred locust swarms similar to this one in this region totalling around 500 billion locusts, eating around 100,000 metric tons of vegetation per day. AFP PHOTO/BILAL TARABEY. (Photo credit should read BILAL TARABEY/AFP/Getty Images)
TO GO WITH STORY BY GAELLE BORGIA A swarm of the Red Locusts 20 kilometres north of the town of Sakaraha, south west Madagascar on April 27, 2013. According to studies, there are currently a hundred locust swarms similar to this one in this region totalling around 500 billion locusts, eating around 100,000 metric tons of vegetation per day. AFP PHOTO/BILAL TARABEY. (Photo credit should read BILAL TARABEY/AFP/Getty Images)
TO GO WITH STORY BY GAELLE BORGIA A swarm of the Red Locusts passes through the Route Nationale 7, southwest Madagascar on April 27, 2013. According to studies, there are currently a hundred locust swarms similar to this one in this region totalling around 500 billion locusts, eating around 100,000 metric tons of vegetation per day. AFP PHOTO/BILAL TARABEY. (Photo credit should read BILAL TARABEY/AFP/Getty Images)
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