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October 3, 2012
Russell Contreras photo

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� fences or leaving gates open so their cattle can graze on greener pastures.

Russell Contreras photo

In this Sept. 26, 2012 photos, 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� fences or leaving gates open so their cattle can graze on greener pastures.

Russell Contreras photo

In this Sept. 26, 2012 photos, 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� fences or leaving gates open so their cattle can graze on greener pastures.

Russell Contreras photo

In this Sept. 26, 2012 photos, 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� fences or leaving gates open so their cattle can graze on greener pastures.