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Farm Rescue nonprofit marks milestone with 500th aid case


October 6, 2017

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Amid the most devastating drought in the Northern Plains in decades, a farm aid nonprofit has reached another milestone.

North Dakota-based Farm Rescue, which expanded into its sixth state earlier this year, is helping its 500th case this week — a south central North Dakota rancher who lost his right arm in a hay baling machine accident this past summer.

While dealing with the loss of the arm, Doug Bichler also dealt with severe drought on his ranch near Linton.

"Like many others affected by the drought this summer, we're a bit short on hay," he said. "Through some...

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