Farm Rescue, an organization that helps farmers during an individual crisis, is assisting its 100th family today in Ypsilanti. Lynn Hopewell of KSJB radio in Jamestown covers the story from the Lien farm in Ypsilanti, N.D.
Herald staff report/Lynn Hopewell
November 06, 2009
KFGO talk show Host Joel Heitkamp will host a live broadcast featuring Farm Rescue and the organization’s work to help farmers who are unable to plant or harvest due to illness, injury or natural disaster.
Lifelong farmer Pete Seefeldt was diagnosed with a tumor on his kidney on April 1.
“I was scared more than anything about the cancer,” Seefeldt said.
Next came the worry that he might not be able to seed his fields for the first time in his life.
“I was worried about getting the crop in and getting work done,” Seefeldt said.
A windfall of national exposure has given a financial boost to a volunteer organization that helps needy Upper Midwest farmers sow and harvest their crops. But Farm Rescue is facing the reality of the nation’s economic woes.
By Blake Nicholson, The Associated Press
March 02, 2009
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