Douglas County Farmers Pull Together for Injured Friend

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Newman - In small towns, everyone knows everyone, and when a neighbor needs help, the community is always there to lend a helping hand.

When one of their was hurt last month, a group of Douglas County farmers decided to help him out during the harvest.

About 40 volunteers rallied together to help pick about 230-acres of corn in five different fields near Newman.

The county farm bureau's executive director, Tyler Harvey, said that when something like this happens, neighbors help each other out.

He adds that this is a prime example of what the farm community means to everyone.

"That's the agricultural community and shows why we are the foundation of small communities and the state, and also why agriculture is so important," said Harvey.

Harvey also said that they are trying to figure out if a bean picking day will be possible with volunteers as well.

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