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Farmers targets of copper thefts too

January 8, 2007

Albany -- Theft of copper wiring is a serious problem for builders, homeowners. even churches. Now It's something farmers may need to worry about.

A Dougherty County farm found out that even their irrigation machines are the targets of copper thieves. Wright Turf Farms on Nelms Road discovered Monday that thieves had stripped copper wiring and coils off one of their irrigation units. They estimated it will cost $7,500 to repair the pivot.

The Farm also discovered that two air conditioner units at one of their buildings had the copper tubing stripped. That will cost nearly  $8000 to repair.

Wright Farms officials say farmers need to keep watch, because the high cost of copper has made their equipment a target.

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