JAMESTOWN, N.D. – (DRG News) The organization Farm Rescue is now taking applications to help producers who need assistance during the upcoming harvest season. Farm Rescue will harvest up to 1,000 acres free of charge for those producers who have gone through a serious illness, injury or other disaster. Danielle Abbas, Marketing Communications Coordinator for North Dakota based Farm Rescue says volunteers help with planting and harvesting and farmers who have received assistance over the years have been appreciative of the extra help.
Farm Rescue was launched in 2005 and earlier this year, helped with spring planting at several different locations in the upper Midwest . Abbas says operations in Bowdle and Ipswich were among the stops on the Farm Rescue planting route this year.
Farm Rescue serves producers in South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota, eastern Montana and Iowa. Abbas says Farm Rescue is a non-profit organization and the work it does is funded by scholarships, grants and donations. Those that would like to find out how to apply for harvesting assistance through Farm Rescue can visit www.farmrescue.org or call 701-252-2017.
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