December 3, 2012 9:49 AM

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - As if itís not bad enough that Missouri farmers are trying to survive the worst drought in decades, now many of them are facing a new problem thatís costing them big bucks.

Missouri Farm Bureau president Blake Hurst says thieves are actually targeting those big bundles of hay that are left out in fields prior to being harvested, hauling them off and selling the valuable commodity.

ďOf course, no one brands their hay so if you hook onto it with your tractor or your pickup and make it out the gate, then itís impossible to prove where the hay came from,Ē Hurst said.

Hay thieves!!!