A sign of drought I never thought of: hay theft

The CBS affiliate in Dallas-Fort Worth had a report this week on what it characterizes as a growing hay theft problem:

Yes, hay, is the new target for thieves. Round bales that used to sell for $20 are now topping $175.

The night watchman at Master Made Feed in Grapevine has scared off a half dozen prowlers already, and Lockridge says he’s lost more than 150 bales from a Grand Prairie Field – a $26,000 loss.