“They just get poorer and poorer,” said Aileen Tollefson of Fron Lutheran Church in Starbuck, Minn.
She’s talking about what happens to farmers in her community when there’s no rain or irrigation. When there is a meager harvest and not enough crop insurance. When there is debt.
Starbuck is near the epicenter of last summer’s Midwest drought, which was so harsh that the area was approved for federal disaster aid.
Not even the cleverest farmer can control the weather.
|Marion and Bob McCrory are one of three couples who donated fields for Foods Resource Bank of Pope County, a Lutheran World Relief project that has brought the community together to grow crops and donate proceeds.|
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