Farm Rescue announced the start of its “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.
“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.”
Gross says all elevators in the state have been given information about the program. Any donated bushels will be converted to cash for the organization.
For more information about Farm Rescue, go to www.farmrescue.org