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Farm Rescue's Back in the Field

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It's a farmer's busiest time of the year.
A shortened planting season is adding even more stress to an already hectic planting season.
Well many farmers are spending countless hours in the tractor, some aren't so lucky.
Ag Reporter Sarah Gustin sits down with one farmer who is sitting on the sidelines this planting season due to a life-changing accident. 

Rodney Rebel has farmed all his life.
This is the 1st planting season he'll miss.
March 20th his life changed forever.
(Rodney Rebel / Farmer being helped by Farm Rescue) "I was going to feed cows and I got rear ended by a semi. Broke my arm, broke my pelvis, cut my face open on the side here."
While, it hurts to sit on the sidelines and watch the work be done--according to first responders he shouldn't even be alive.
Stories like these bring Farm Rescue to the field.
This is the 3rd North Dakota family Farm Rescue has helped this planting season.
This father-son team flies here from the east coast.
For the past 6 years they've been making the trip to North Dakota to help farmers in need.
(Randy Weaver / Farm Rescue Volunteer) "It's so rewarding to help these people that need your help. You meet the family for the first time. You come rolling in to the yard with the big equipment."
(Dick Weaver / Farm Rescue Volunteer) "I've been given that good health and I just like to pass it on to other people. Enjoy seeing the people out here and meeting the farmers. And you see the distress they have been in. But it's just rewarding to come out and say hi and help them out and get them back on their feet again."
There are no words to express what these volunteers mean during such a critical time.
(Rodney Rebel / Farmer being helped by Farm Rescue) "It's huge. Such a God send to be here. And such nice people. Everyone of them is so nice."
(Randy Weaver / Farm Rescue Volunteer) "Sometimes there are tears and when you leave there's hugs and you eat dinner with the families and get to know them and then you really know how much they appreciate it." 
(Sarah Gustin / sgustin@kxnet.com) "Farm Rescue plans to seed about 1200 acres of wheat for Rebel. Some local farmers will help out  with his remaining barley and corn crop. South of 

Farm rescue helps families in need in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Montana and Iowa.
Since 2006, the organization has helped more than 200 families.

 

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