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Farm Rescue introduces “Give-A-Bushel” program

By Staff | Sep 3, 2011

Farm Rescue announced the start of their “Give-A-Bushel” program at a press conference at Berthold Farmers Elevator in Berthold. The new program will allow farmers to directly contribute part of their harvest to Farm Rescue. The nonprofit plants and harvests crops free of charge for farm families who have suffered a major illness, injury or natural disaster.

“Farmers never know when they or a neighbor might need a helping hand,” said Bill Gross, president and founder of Farm Rescue. “Donating bushels to Farm Rescue is an avenue for farmers to help other farmers during an unexpected crisis.”

Farm Rescue has assisted more than 150 farm families in the region since operations began in 2006. The organization is funded solely through donations, business sponsorships and grants.

“We know how generous farmers are with their time and resources when a neighbor is in trouble,” said Dan DeRouchey, general manager of Berthold Farmers Elevator. “Give-A-Bushel is a straightforward way for farmers to support each other through the work of Farm Rescue.”

All elevators in the state have been given information about the program, said Gross. Any donated bushels will be converted to cash for the organization.

For more information about Farm Rescue, go to farmrescue.org or call 701-252-2017.

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