JAMESTOWN, N.D. (AP) — The nonprofit Farm Rescue organization is accepting requests for spring planting help from farmers in the Dakotas, Minnesota and eastern Montana.
The North Dakota-based operation provides planting and harvesting aid to farm families who have gone through a major illness, injury or disaster. It helps with the actual farm work rather than doling out money. Each family can receive help on up to 1,000 acres.READ MORE: Crews Continue Cleanup After 50-Car Train Derails In Albert Lea
Farmers can apply themselves. Program coordinator Calli Stoudt says Farm Rescue also accepts anonymous referrals. There’s no deadline to apply, but applications postmarked by April 1 get priority consideration.READ MORE: COVID In MN: 805 New Cases, 10 More Deaths Reported Sunday
Since 2006, Farm Rescue has helped 160 farm families. President Bill Gross says the organization now has the equipment to plant corn, along with small grains and soybeans.MORE NEWS: 2 Hurt In Shooting At St. Paul Bus Stop
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