This week’s featured video was published by KXLY 4 News Now to share a news story from Rintzville, Washington, which is a small farming community of 1,673 people in Eastern Washington. Larry Yockey is a fourth generation wheat farmer who has been farming 50 years, but now has stage 4 melanoma that has moved into his bones which prevented him from operating machinery. On Sunday, July 28 all of his neighbors showed up to harvest his 1,200 acres of wheat. With 17 combines it took just six hours to do what he had done on his own over a three week period in previous years.
This is not a new phenomenon, farmers have been helping neighbors for generations as the need arose. Even so, this story serves as a reminder of why rural communities are so close, because people help each other in times of need.
If you enjoyed this video, you might want to check out the featured videos from previous weeks: Friday Features
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