Hoeven Congratulates Farm Rescue for Completing 1000th Farm Family Assist

BISMARCK, N.D. – Senator John Hoeven, Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a senior member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today congratulated Farm Rescue on the completion of its 1,000th farm assistance case. Farm Rescue provides free planting, haying, harvesting, hauling and livestock feeding assistance for families challenged by major illness, injury or natural disaster in North Dakota and seven other states.

Farm Rescue marked the milestone today harvesting the winter wheat crop at the farm of Brad Pifer in Palestine, Illinois. The Pifer’s farmstead, including buildings, grain storage and equipment, was destroyed by a tornado this spring. 

“Since its founding in 2005, Farm Rescue has helped farm families to keep their operations going when faced with overwhelming challenges from illness and injury to natural disaster. This organization embodies the spirit of community and lifts the burden on farm families when they are in most need,” said Hoeven. “We congratulate Farm Rescue and its volunteers on this tremendous milestone and join the 1,000 families they’ve assisted in thanking them for their service in our farm communities.” 

Farm Rescue was founded in 2005 by North Dakota native Bill Gross, and now provides equipment and volunteer manpower to serve families in crisis across eight states.