Hay Crimes: Missouri producers should be on the lookout for hay scams

Missouri’s top law official is warning farmers about scammers.

The state’s Attorney General says his office has received more than 10 complaints from farmers who tried to purchase hay from social media advertisements. In those cases, producers were told to wire money to a bank account, and then the hay would be delivered, but it never showed.

The Missouri Department of Agriculture is encouraging farmers to only purchase from trusted sellers, use a credit card, and if the price sounds too good to be true, it most likely is.