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Farm Rescue seeks applications

Farm Rescue is accepting planting applications from farmers in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa and eastern Montana.

Farm Rescue assisted 50 farm families in 2013 and plans to assist a similar number of families this year.

“Now is the time for farmers to apply for planting assistance. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by April 1,” said Bill Gross, Farm Rescue founder and president. “Friends and neighbors may also anonymously refer a family that is in need of assistance since some families are hesitant to ask for assistance themselves.”

Farm Rescue is a nonprofit organization that provides planting and harvesting assistance free of charge to farm families who have experienced a major illness, injury or natural disaster.

Farm Rescue is also introducing a Sponsor-A-Volunteer program, which will provide an avenue for potential donors to help further the nonprofit organization’s mission of assisting farm families who have experienced unexpected crises. By making a donation via check or Farm Rescue’s website, anyone can contribute to the work of volunteers, Gross said.

“We are requesting people to consider helping us offset some volunteer costs, which in turn will allow Farm Rescue to mobilize more volunteers,” Gross said.