Machinery Chatter
Russ Quinn DTN Staff Reporter
Fri Dec 20, 2013 06:22 AM CST

Farm theft is too common and has been this way for many years. The effects of this criminal activity can be both financially and emotionally difficult for farmers.

When I was kid, thieves stole an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) right out of one of our buildings on the farm as we slept. Even though it was just a three-wheeler, the side effects of this theft were long lasting as my dad from this point forward locked every building, keys were removed from vehicles parked outside and they were locked.

The big, bad, nasty world crept into our farm in the mid-1980s. ...

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