Hay Thefts Increasing As Drought Conditions Worsen in North Dakota

(Bismarck, ND) -- Hay thefts are increasing as drought conditions worsen in North Dakota.  

About 16-percent of the state is experiencing exceptional drought, the worst of the four categories. Extreme drought is affecting nearly 60-percent of the state, while 25-percent is experiencing severe drought.  

Last month was the second warmest July in Bismarck in almost a century-and-a-half.