Farmers May Push For Copper Theft Law

1 decade 1 year 2 weeks ago Monday, November 19 2007 Nov 19, 2007 Monday, November 19, 2007 2:24:41 AM CST November 19, 2007 in News
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Farm equipment has become a popular source for thieves trying to cash in on the high prices of copper. The price of copper has increased from $1.40 per pound two years ago to $3.50 today. Next month, the Missouri Farm Bureau will decide whether to push legislators for a new law that increases regulation of the scrap metal industry. The draft form of the legislation would require scrap dealers to record each seller's home address, license plate number and a copy of their driver's license.

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