Tobacco and ginseng farmers in the County of Brant are being warned to watch for suspicious activities around their properties during the harvest season to prevent theft.
Brant OPP are reminding farmers to lock their barns, turn on lights and keep an eye out for suspicious people and vehicles.
Police say farmers should be wary of people who drop in at agricultural operations and express interest in crops being grown or what is stored in barns.
Investigators say such people will often attend a property during the day to find out where crops are stored and see what security systems are in place.
People will often use an excuse, such as they are lost or looking for someone, if confronted by anyone on the property.
Police say if farmers notice suspicious people or vehicles on or around their properties, they should write down a detailed description of the suspect or suspects, the type of vehicle and its licence plate number.
Any suspicious activity should be reported to police immediately by calling the OPP at 1-888-310-1122.