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Wheat theives are rampaging the heartland or something

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Back in September, we brought you the story of Italian citizens protesting spiking wheat prices by boycotting pasta (we imagine that lasted two days, tops).

Now we find out, via The Grinder, that high wheat prices are leading to an epidemic of grainjacking in the red states. NPR says theives are just backing their trucks right up to giant grain elevators and taking their wheat to go:

In western Kansas police are investigating almost a dozen incidents where thieves using tractor trailers stole wheat from grain elevators.

The thieves hit at least four grain elevators near the western Kansas town of Syracuse and made off with more than $50,000 worth of raw wheat.

The loss of 50 large isn’t going to bankrupt any of these operations, but still it raises an issue: How the hell do you lock wheat? Especially when that kid from the city has just moved to town and wants to bring dancing to your daughter’s high school, with its gospel of easy sexuality and relaxed morality…

The Great Grain Heist [The Grinder]
Soaring Grain Prices Prompt Wheat Thefts [NPR]
Footloose [IMDB]

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