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Jonathan Rempel: Burned Farmer

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My family’s world was changed in an instant on October 15.  My brother is a fourth generation farmer in Central Nebraska, and loves working the same land his great-grandfather worked. He received a phone call from the Sutton volunteer fire department around 7AM saying that all of his harvest equipment was on fire. This included a combine and corn head, a tractor, and two semis.  What makes this so unusual is the early morning timing and the fact that all of his equipment was parked away from each other. 

Our family wants to take care of the resources we have been blessed with.  We want to finish harvesting our remaining acres and fulfill our grain contracts.  We want to provide for our families.  And most of all, we want to continue farming another four generations.

I am setting up a fund  to cover the insurance deductible, the rental of equipment to finish the 1,000 remaining acres (approx. $30k just for the combine & head), and any expenses not covered by insurance.  Thank you in advance for your generous out pouring of love and donations.  The family is moved by the encouragement they have received on Facebook, from phone calls, text messages, and personal visits.


Sister of a Nebraska farmer



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Leah Rempel
Henderson, NE
Jonathan Rempel
Anna Barnes
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