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Published September 09, 2011, 01:21 AM

Nebraska farmers donate nearly $67,000 to help Japan

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. — Nebraska farmers are donating nearly $67,000 to help the Red Cross’ relief efforts in Japan.

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. — Nebraska farmers are donating nearly $67,000 to help the Red Cross’ relief efforts in Japan.

The Nebraska Corn Growers Association presented a check for $66,588 to the American Red Cross at the State Fair on Sunday. The money was raised by the sale of nearly 9,000 bushels of grain that farmers donated.

The Red Cross will use the donation to help fund its international relief program and help Japan rebuild after the devastating earthquake and tsunami struck in March.

Joel Grams is a farmer from Minden who serves as vice president of the corn growers association. He says Nebraska farmers wanted to help because Japan has been a big buyer of the state's crops for years.

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