Volunteers with the group Farm Rescue have been busy this season helping producers across the Midwest who were impacted by natural disasters and farm accidents to get their harvest work done.
Farm Rescue spokesman Faron Wahl says they recently helped an Iowa farm family in Clay County, near Dickens, to harvest 300 acres of soybeans after a family member was laid up by a farm accident. “He got caught in a part of a silage wagon and it was amazing that he actually survived,” Wahl says.
Farm accidents can happen so quickly at any time of year, but during harvest season especially, he says it’s important not to rush. “If a person can slow down and just take enough time to think through what they’re doing and be a little extra cautious, sometimes that’s the difference between preventing something or having a bad situation,” Wahl says.
Farm Rescue, based in North Dakota, helps farmers plant or harvest their crops when they have suffered a farm accident or some type of natural disaster, like flooding, a blizzard or a tornado.
(Reporting by Jerry Oster, WNAX, Yankton)