Farm Rescue has announced it's accepting applications to help farmers
plant their spring crops.
President and Founder Bill Gross says Farm Rescue helps farmers who've
been seriously injured or have experienced a significan natural disaster plant their
crops or harvest them.
Gross says interested parties can go to the website farm rescue dot org,
download an application, fill it out, and submit it. Farm Rescue's board of directors
will review the applications, which are handled confidentially. Gross tells KXPO
(KNDK/Maverick 105) a farm family applying for help to plant this spring's crop
must have had experienced a major injury or illness or natural disaster. They're
eligible for free planting assistance this spring.
Gross says the number of applications is not limited. He says his
group of volunteers will see how the season's going. They intend to help as
many worthy cases as possible. Last year they helped 41. It depends on the
weather and the pace.
Gross says, to clarify, the applications to help plant the crop are separate
from the applications that'll be taken later this summer to harvest it. He says
usually it's not the same farmer that's helped. Some need help planting, others
need help harvesting before they can recover and resume operations.
Gross expects to help anywhere from 30 to 50 farm families plant their
crops this spring in North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, and Minnesota.
For more information, go to the website farmrescue.dot.org.
Or call (701)252-2017.