Farmers postpone own work to help harvest for neighbor who had heart attack

by Jordyn Pair · Sep 18th, 2020 1:36 pm

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Last Updated Sep 19th, 2020 at 6:51 pm

Between 40 and 50 farmers banded together in North Dakota to help a neighbor who was unable to harvest his crops after experiencing a heart attack.

Lane Unhjem, who farms canola and durum wheat near Crosby, was pulling up his harvest when he suffered a heart attack while putting out a fire that started on his combine.

While he was recovering in the hospital, local farmers banded together to finish the work.

In total, there were about 60 farmers, 11 combines, six grain carts, and 15 semis helping to harvest 1,000 acres in just seven hours, according to local media.

"Everybody knows the Unhjems, and they're good people and good in the community, and just kind of the farming way of life too. You help your neighbor out when they need it, and don't expect anything in return," said family friend Jenna Binde.


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