FAIRMOUNT, N.D. — Authorities in Richland County are investigating after receiving a report from a farmer who suspects a person deliberately caused a grain spill, according to a news release from the Richland County Sheriff's Office.

Mark Meyer contacted the sheriff's office just after 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 25, saying that somebody had opened the doors on his grain bins and let a large amount of corn spill out onto the ground.

Twenty crew members from the farm were working to recover as much grain as possible but the number of bushels and value of grain lost had not yet been determined, according to the sheriff's office.

Meyer Farms worker Nathan Schmit said in a Facebook post that the mess caused a lot of undue stress for the farmers and that they hope to have the spilled corn cleaned up by Wednesday.