Farmer Offers Reward for Blueberry Thieves

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In Maine, August is the height of the state's blueberry season. Picking blueberries is prickly, backbreaking work — though apparently not enough to deter for thieves – who are making off with acres of the tiny berries. One producer has had enough, and is now offering a $5,000 reward to catch the blueberry bandits.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

Summertime in Maine means lobsters, clambakes and blueberry pie. August is the height of the state's blueberry season. Picking blueberries is prickly, backbreaking work - though apparently not enough to deter thieves who, with prices high this year, are making off with acres of the tiny berries. One producer has had enough and is now offering a $5,000 reward to catch the blueberry bandits.

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