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Thieves suspected in disappearance of 150 cattle as beef prices skyrocket

By Doherty: (NaturalNews) A recent headline in The Spokesman-Review seemed to have been pulled right out of the Old West: "Rustling suspected as Idaho cattle herds vanish." The article describes how three ranchers have had 150 cattle "go missing" over the last few weeks. Those cattle are estimated to be worth $350,000, about $2,300 per head on average. The economic incentive to rustle cattle is easy to see.

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As drought conditions persist well into late summer across the majority of U.S. states, agricultural production continues to be well below normal, meaning consumers will literally be paying the price for so much crop destruction.