The article does not do a great job of explaining the context and possible motives behind this. Either that or I am having a smol brain moment.
“Many in the country attribute the acts of sabotage to growing tension between the leftist government in power and rich farmers in the countryside, according to Bloomberg.”
That’s what I assumed first but they also mention hoarding and I don’t know if this is happening to the hoarded stock or not. But I think you’re right.