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Hay Theft on the Rise in Farm Country

1219 hay-theft-bales of ranching's most basic materials... is in high demand right now, and hay theft is on the rise. The summer's drought has decreased the supply of hay across much of the U.S. It's resulting in higher prices and hay banditry. Reporting for Harvest Public Media, here’s the story from Grace Hood in Colorado.


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