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Indiana Farm Bureau 

Media Advisory 

 

July 28, 2011 

For more information contact:       

Mindy Reef, 317-692-7822 (o), 765-426-1498 (m), mreef@infarmbureau.org       

 

Copper wire theft protection programs to be announced 

 

Media representatives are invited to attend a press conference that will present the details of programs started in response to local copper wire thefts from center-pivot irrigation systems. 

The first program is the Griffin Area Irrigation Protection Program, which offers a $5,000 reward for information leading to a felony conviction for copper wire theft.  Additionally, Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance has started a theft deterrent device pilot program.                 

When: 11:15 a.m. (CDT), Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011 

      Where: Hovey House 

                  330 Walnut Street 

                  Mount Vernon, Ind. 47620 

Speakers: Posey County Sheriff Greg Oeth; Bishop Mumford, a local farmer who has experienced copper wire theft; and Jim Rink, Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance’s director of farm/crop/commercial/rural. 

 

Speakers will be available for individual interviews after the event.  

 

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