Sunday, October 13, 2019

Here comes the spud patrol!

Idaho is known for its potatoes, and a surprise cold snap recently put the current harvest in jeopardy. While mosts farmers were able to collect their potatoes before the big freeze ruined them, one farmer in the town of Hamer wasn't able to take in all his crop in time.

In response, other farmers send their workers and "a ton of members of the community" showed up to save his hard-earned spuds. For example, a neighboring farmer named Jason Larson send about 25 employees. He estimates the full convoy of trucks from the community included nine harvesters. When the work was done, fellow farmers were able to save several hundred thousand dollars worth of potatoes. "There really wasn't a second thought about it" said Larson.

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