Illinois farm groups are joining forces with law enforcement to improve security related to agriculture.
They have created the "Agro-Security Working Group" and will educate farmers on preventing crime and terrorism.
The working group includes representatives of the FBI, state police and Illinois Emergency Management Agency, as well as the Farm Bureau, Illinois Corn Growers Association and Illinois Pork Producers.
FBI Agent David Ford says creating the working group is an attempt to get in front of security issues before something terrible happens.
The group has produced a brochure advising farmers to watch for mysterious livestock deaths, unauthorized people taking pictures and attempts to borrow farm equipment "for no logical reason."