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Stealing Hay
Russ Quinn DTN Staff Reporter
Mon Dec 3, 2012 10:57 AM CST

OMAHA (DTN) -- For years farmers have been battling thieves bent on stealing valuable equipment and even livestock. Now farmers are being forced to protect their hay from theft as criminals realize how much these crops are worth.

With the price of hay rising because of high demand and diminished production due to fewer acres and the severe drought, hay theft reports across the country are on the rise. A Google search of the phrase "hay theft" brings up many articles of hay being stolen from Maine to California and other places.

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