Farm Rescue helps farm families

Farm Rescue has received a significant donation from Nutrien Ag Solutions. Farm Rescue is a nonprofit organization that provides free planting, haying, harvesting, commodity hauling and livestock feeding assistance to farm families who have experienced a major injury, illness or natural disaster.

“Serving our customers is at the heart of everything we do, and we want to be sure we are there for them in good times and hard times,” said David Elser, senior vice president of North America for Nutrien Ag Solutions. “At its core farming is about community, and Nutrien Ag Solutions is proud to support the critical work Farm Rescue is doing to care for the agriculture community when it is needed most. We look forward to partnering with this organization and continuing to support our farming community.”

Funding will be used to assist in covering the costs of Farm Rescue’s operations when helping family farms and ranches. Nutrien Ag Solutions’ contribution and partnership comes as Farm Rescue expands the reach of its organization.

“Farm Rescue and Nutrien Ag Solutions share a passion for making a positive difference in the agriculture industry,” Bill Gross, Farm Rescue founder and president. “The past couple of years have been especially rough for farmers and ranchers, making the work we do as an organization even more crucial. Farm Rescue looks forward to the impact that we can make in our communities with Nutrien Ag Solutions by our side.”

Farm Rescue also recently added Illinois to its list of service states.

Operations will begin with spring planting assistance in 2023, followed by haying, harvest, commodity hauling and livestock feeding support throughout the remaining growing season and for years to come. These services will be available to eligible farm families across the Prairie State.

With the addition of Illinois in 2023, Farm Rescue and its volunteer workforce will now serve a total of eight states. The nonprofit is currently accepting applications for assistance from families within its existing service states, including Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, Minnesota, Montana and South Dakota. Any farm family experiencing a major injury, illness or natural disaster is encouraged to apply at farmrescue.org or by calling 701-252-2017. Referrals are also welcome.


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