JAMESTOWN, N.D. (AP) — The nonprofit Farm Rescue organization is accepting requests for spring planting help from farmers in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and eastern Montana.

The North Dakota-based Farm Rescue provides planting and harvesting aid to farm families who have gone through a major illness, injury or disaster. It doesn’t hand out money — volunteers help with the actual farm labor.

Spokeswoman Pam Musland says last year, Farm Rescue helped 30 families in the region. Since 2006, the organization has helped 131 families.

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Comments (3)
  1. Norge says:

    I’m really surprised, there are still real family farms operating? I truely beleived that even the ones, especially the ones, run by a single family had all become corporate mega-farms, lining there pockets with the government subsidies. My apologies, to those who still actually raise their kids to do chores and grab eggs for breakfast out of the hen house I salute you. To all the rest of you feeding at the public trough, using illegals for the hard work, yet calling yourself farmers cause you own a combine and tractor, give the money back!! From a real ‘ol farm boy.

  2. Norge says:

    Way to go Farm Rescue, were does one get involved??

  3. Moose says:

    I want to help! It’s the neighborly thing to do.
    The story should have included the organization’s contact info:
    Farm Rescue
    P.O. Box 1100
    Jamestown, ND 58402-1100
    Voice: 1-701-252-2017

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