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Published May 01, 2012, 08:27 PM

'Farm Rescue' Helps Injured Edmore Farmer

DEVILS LAKE, ND (WDAZ-TV) - A nearby non-profit helps farmers who face challenges that keep them from tending to their fields.

By: Adam Ladwig, WDAZ

DEVILS LAKE, ND (WDAZ-TV) - A nearby non-profit helps farmers who face challenges that keep them from tending to their fields.

Volunteers are planting hundreds of acres of canola for an injured farmer, who is just one of at least 30 farmers they're helping this year.

The group Farm Rescue is in Edmore to help farmer Bruce Hoine, who broke his leg in a farm accident.

The Jamestown-based non-profit helps farmers in the Dakotas and Minnesota who can't plant or harvest their crops. The farmer supplies the seed and pays for gas, but volunteers bring tractors and plant the seeds free of charge.

Volunteer Levi Wielenga says even though life gets in the way of work sometimes, Farm Rescue still gets crops planted in time.

"In the springtime we'll plant up to a thousand acres for a family farmer if him, himself in this case, had an accident, was injured, or if a wife, a kid, has an illness," Weilenga said.

After helping on the Hoine farm, volunteers will head to Munich and Rock Lake to help farmers in need.

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