HORACE, N.D., Farm Rescue, a nonprofit organization that provides planting, harvesting, haying and hay hauling assistance free of charge to farm and ranch families who have experienced a major illness, injury or natural disaster, is currently accepting applications for planting assistance.

The spring season is approaching and fieldwork will soon begin for producers throughout the region. For those facing an unexpected challenge, it's never too early to apply for assistance. Priority preference is given to those who apply early, as it allows for planning and logistics of volunteers and equipment.

RDO Equipment Company is providing all field equipment needed to complete it’s planting assistance. Their assistance comes in the form of two John Deere 9560R tractors and two 60-foot air seeders.

"RDO Equipment Company has been the leading field equipment sponsor since I founded the organization in 2005,"

If you or someone you know is in need of planting assistance, please contact Farm Rescue at 701-252-2017 or apply online at farmrescue.org. Don't assume someone else needs the help more than you!

Farm Rescue has helped more than 525 families since its inception in 2006. The organization's mission is to help farmers and ranchers who have experienced a major illness, injury, or natural disaster by providing the necessary equipment and manpower to plant, hay or harvest their crop. Livestock feeding assistance is also available to ranchers. Farm Rescue helps farm and ranch families in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska and Iowa. Applications are currently being accepted for livestock feeding assistance and planting assistance, which can be obtained at 701-252-2017 or www.farmrescue.org. Referrals are welcome.

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