Hay theft and animal abandonment continue to rise
Missouri Farm Bureau President Blake Hurst said thieves are targeting large bundles of hay left out in fields to be harvested, hauling them off and selling them. With winter approaching and grass dying out in one of the worst droughts in decades, unguarded bales are tempting as the price of hay escalates.
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