In the days of the Old West, pioneers had to worry about cattle rustlers, but an Iowa farmer discovered this week someone rustled his entire crop.
The farmer from northeast Iowa’s Jackson County also has a field on the Illinois side of the Mississippi River and he says somebody ripped him off.
Matt Schuster of La Motte says he went to check on his 18 acres of soybeans near East Dubuque, Illinois, and found only bare ground. Roughly 1,600 bushels of beans vanished from the field. That’s about $18,000 worth.
Neighbors say they saw the combine but thought it was a hired hand at the wheel.