Farm Fact: Agricultural Theft

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Sponsored - Like other professional industries, agricultural businesses are subject to theft. Cases may involve cattle and equipment theft, loose livestock, farm crop, and even beehive theft.

The Florida Agricultural Intelligence Crimes unit is a non-profit organization that promotes and facilitates the exchange of agricultural related intelligence to law enforcement officers specializing in agriculture crime investigations in the State of Florida.

Recommendations for theft prevention include locking gates, branding livestock, displaying trespass signs, not leaving keys in equipment and taking pictures and videos to record livestock and equipment inventory. Florida farmers can report theft by calling the ag hotline, 1-800-342-5869, or the Alachua County Sheriff's Office.