Missouri Farm Bureau renews $5,000 reward for helping stop cattle thieves
In response to the growing number of cattle thefts in the state, Missouri Farm Bureau is once again offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of individuals committing a felony in the theft of cattle from Farm Bureau members.
"The theft of cattle in our state is a serious problem and should in no way be tolerated," said Charles E. Kruse, president of Missouri Farm Bureau. "State law enforcement officials are committed to bringing these thefts to an end, and we want to provide citizens with an incentive to keep a watchful eye for suspicious activities in their communities."
Currently, Missouri Farm Bureau has a $2,000 reward program which applies to the theft of any of its members' property. For a period of time as deemed necessary, Farm Bureau is increasing this reward program for cattle theft to $5,000.
Farm Bureau members whose cattle are stolen must have a Missouri Farm Bureau Reward sign prominently displayed on their property, and they and their family members do not qualify to receive the reward themselves. Other individuals who witness suspicious activity must report the information to law enforcement officials. For the $5,000 reward to be paid, an arrest and conviction must occur.
For more information, contact Randy Campbell, CFO, Missouri Farm Bureau, at (573) 893-1407.