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ND Farm Group Seeks Tsunami Donations

posted on January 14, 2005

A North Dakota farm group is challenging farmers to donate the gross revenue from one acre of wheat or barley to relief efforts for the South Asia tsunami.

"We've had disasters in North Dakota and the rest of the country has stepped up for us," North Dakota Grain Growers President Greg Daws said this week. "We think it's our turn to step up and help somebody."

Daws said asking farmers to donate the gross proceeds from an acre of spring wheat, durum or barley would enable them to contribute based on how well their crop did. He said a farmer with a poor crop or one who sold at a low price would not be expected to give as much as a farmer with a bumper crop or one who sold at a higher price.

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