Copper Thieves Costing Farmers, Ranchers Thousands

Copper thieves are a growing problem that is costing farmers thousands of dollars to rebuild and replace the parts in their pivot sprinkler systems. The thieves sell the copper wiring from pivot sprinkling systems or other farm equipment and can make thousands of dollars from it. The copper is mostly sold in Wyoming or Nebraska, where they don't need to show an ID before selling the copper. In Colorado, if you're selling more than 25 pounds of copper, you have to show an ID.