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Hold on -- your hate the summer's drought still burning farmers after causing a big rise in prices.
The average bail -- -- -- is now.
Eighty dollars up dollars since before the drought up fifty dollar that was thirty it's now -- believed.
Because of that now -- farmers in the midwest are facing a serious problem.
-- They're stealing thousands of pounds of hay and selling it for profit I I do it.
Now I'm just kidding this was just a surprising to me as it was probably be you at home -- here at his house about on the phone is Missouri farm bureau president Blake Hurst.
Blake you know I don't need to make light of this -- I know it's a serious issue but when we were first reading about hate -- It sounded ridiculous and then when you realize.
How much it's worth and how big of a problem this is I could you why it's happening how big of a problem is -- -- Well we're of course -- made several 114 -- and each each case -- is handled by the local sheriff.
But I don't have India.
Don't have any statewide statistics but it according to our -- task force that -- say crime is that third.
-- leading saying that stolen from farmers in Missouri after.
After cattle rustling and and metal.
We don't -- you know it's a serious enough problem that we were reading about one instance where local authorities.
He and a GPS tracker inside a -- paid that they thought would get Stalin because this is a big enough problem that they're out there.
Working on this any program that so that would call his self -- said in the text message when the bail was -- -- -- -- They found hate -- out -- stealing that very bale of hay.
Trying to get -- -- they're trying to get ahead of the problem but it's obviously serious -- about law enforcement is trying to laid traps to catch hate -- Well you know one -- pay pretty much looks like a competitor.
Started to a neighborhood friend of mine that.
That he was beating fitting in has split the front room at 2 o'clock on Sunday afternoon -- go to pay go by well over a thousand dollars -- a and good boy that's good look at -- and that the bank states that that it was he has.
And not only that not only did they deal is -- that they you need to hydraulic.
Electrical hydraulic a bill loader to -- they have.
They used is bill -- -- -- and then when they redundant bill was -- voters well -- Up next you're insult to injury.
I was reading about another case in Texas where in one shot -- -- 150 bales of hay.
It was a 26000.
Dollar wants just in one shot.
It's would notice that if at -- -- -- stole a 150 bales.
And -- you know there's hate moving all the time for legitimate reason.
And so unless you or your -- -- them in your field and you know they don't belong.
I want to confront roadway there's no way to know whether it's hey there's been purchased been specific to another -- or.
Or your K yeah and analyse these are located -- stored places -- -- or an appointment.
And they may not find I am absolutely certain.
Most people and that's central southern Missouri have a little bit of grass -- ballot at -- them better branch.
And whether or not a particular paper files every day and went it went cold weather -- they have -- behind it and they'll find that they have come.
That whole bunch of it is -- they've been very serious part of this story I mean beyond that that does the idea that a bale of hay has gone from costing thirty dollars.
And will ultimately be -- very serious problem for every one else.
Who then buys products from there as farmers where they're either be forced out of business are forced to charge much higher prices right.
-- what happened this summer because of a shortage of pay and the high cost is people are sold or else and so those gals would typically -- at this spring.
That would -- brochures sales and about stores and about eighteen months two years and instead they went directly to market.
The what you get on these situations -- -- short term price decreased as people -- liquidate -- -- Hurd.
And had a couple years to get increased principally and it's coming your way.
Blake thank you for educating us on this -- are very charming as a topic that you know -- -- -- don't know a lot about at least in the at least a lot of our viewers probably know on their laughing at me right now but for me this is an education thank you.
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