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Application FAQs

Q: Who is eligible to apply for assistance?
A: Applicants must be actively engaged in farming, have a viable farming operation, and at least three years of experience operating their own farm.

Q: Can Farm Rescue provide free planting, harvesting or haying assistance when there has been a death in a family?
A: No. By law and according to the IRS guidelines of our nonprofit status, Farm Rescue cannot use donated funds to help someone who is no longer alive.

Q: Who makes the final determination on which farmers will receive assistance?
A: The Farm Rescue board of directors makes the final determination. All information from applicants is kept confidential and is used only to determine eligibility.

Q: Is there a limit to how often a farmer may receive assistance?
A: Assistance is limited to one planting, harvesting, haying and livestock feeding operation every three years per family farm.

Q: Does Farm Rescue give money to farmers?
A: No. Farm Rescue does not give money to farmers! The organization merely provides the labor (volunteers) and farm equipment (supplied by business sponsors) to plant, harvest or hay up to a 1,000 acres per farm family. Families are responsible for providing crop inputs (seed, fertilizer and fuel). Farm Rescue also has equipment available for livestock feeding assistance.

FEATURED SPONSOR

FARM RESCUE SPONSOR - Hess Corporation

FEATURED VOLUNTEER

FARM RESCUE VOLUNTEERS - Pete and Pete Giambattista

FEATURED RESCUE

Farm Rescue 2018 - Langdon, ND