Cattle graze on a ranch outside of Encino, N.M. With drought drying out grazing land and driving up hay prices, authorities in drought-stricken states say some ranchers have started stealing hay or leaving gates open so their cattle can graze on greener pastures. (Associated Press)

Cattle graze on a ranch outside of Encino, N.M. With drought drying out grazing land and driving up hay prices, authorities in drought-stricken states say some ranchers have started stealing hay or leaving gates open so their cattle can graze on greener pastures. (Associated Press)