New York Senator Chuck Schumer is calling on Agriculture officials to step up the fight against Armyworms. The senator wants the invasive species on the high priority list of pests. Agriculture officials say armyworms sightings are on the rise this year and the pests can devour entire crop fields.
Some farmers choose to spray their fields with insecticides but it's unclear if that can completely eliminate the worms. Vermont has also experienced problems with Armyworms this season with many fields in Franklin and Addison County under attack.