Ranchers see increase in grass thefts amid drought - Article Photos 1/1

In this Sept. 26, 2012 photo, cattle graze on a ranch outside of Encino, N.M. With extreme drought drying out grazing land and driving up hay prices, authorities in drought-stricken states say some ranchers have started stealing hay, cutting neighbors¬aa fences or leaving gates open so their cattle can graze on greener pastures. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras) ORG XMIT: RPRC101