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Need help feeding livestock? Apply for assistance with Farm RescueNeed help feeding livestock? Apply for assistance with Farm Rescue

Applications are open for farmers in the Dakotas, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska and Iowa.

January 29, 2019

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HELPING HAND: Farm Rescue can now help families in crisis feed livestock.

Farm Rescue is currently accepting applications for livestock feeding assistance. The program, now in its second year, provides volunteers and equipment to support livestock feeding when a rancher is unable to perform the work due to a crisis. Equipment has been provided by Haybuster, a division of DuraTech Industries, Jamestown, N.D. Volunteers may also operate rancher-owned equipment, if needed.

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

has steadily increased its capacity to help more producers each year, including a growing number of ranch families. The nonprofit added haying assistance services in 2012 and recently completed "Operation Hay Lift,” in which hundreds of loads of hay were delivered to ranchers affected by severe drought.

The livestock feeding assistance program provides a short-term means of sustaining cattle herds when ranchers are unable to perform the work themselves.

"We are proud to continue offering this service to area ranchers," says Bill Gross, founder and president of Farm Rescue. "We recognize the challenges that hard-working ranchers face on an ongoing basis. Livestock still needs to be fed when crisis strikes unexpectedly, and it's our goal to provide timely livestock feeding assistance when a ranch family is in the recovery phase of a major injury, illness or natural disaster."

The North Dakota-based nonprofit now provides support in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska and Iowa. Farm Rescue also offers livestock feeding assistance throughout its entire service area.

Volunteers needed
As with all Farm Rescue services, livestock feeding assistance is provided through the work of volunteers. The organization is seeking additional volunteers for this ranch-focused program. Anyone interested in joining the Farm Rescue family of volunteers to help ranchers should submit a volunteer form at farmrescue.org.

Source: Farm Rescue, which is solely responsible for the information provided and is wholly owned by the source. Informa Business Media and all its subsidiaries are not responsible for any of the content contained in this information asset.

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