Hudson Bay Area Farmers Support Canadian Foodgrains Bank

By Alice McFarlane
December 12, 2018 - 5:00pm

Darryl Reimer and his father Dennis have been farming and selling crops for the last 14 years to help hungry people in developing countries.

They consider themselves the lucky ones. 

"We're blessed in this country. We have far more than what most people have," Darryl said in a news release. "And the promises in the Bible say give and you shall receive. Dad has noticed this in farming, and I believe it to be true."

Darryl and Dennis, along with their wives Sherry and Ruth, lead the Hudson Bay Rotary growing project.

Each year, they plant, manage and harvest a crop and donate the proceeds to Canadian Foodgrains Bank.

It was a challenging growing season but the project's 150-acre field of canola yielded 45 bushels per acre.

"This project isn't just an afterthought," Darryl said. "We pencil it in whenever we're seeding. It gets seeded at the same time as everything else, it gets sprayed at the same time as the rest of everything. We treat it like our own."

In Saskatchewan, 27 projects totalling 3,000 acres were harvested for Foodgrains Bank.

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