Swift Current and area farmers came together yesterday to help harvest one of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank Growing Projects.

The Canadian Foodgrains Bank is a Christian response to hunger, helping to provide food and knowledge to individuals in third-world countries.

Troy LaForge with the Grasslands Growing Project says the generosity of area producers means a lot.

He notes the group also receives support from seed, fertilizer, fuel, and chemical companies, as well as grain terminals and area agronomists.

LaForge said he's pleased with how everything turned out despite the dry conditions.

"We've had a fairly dry year. We've seeded the durham into an alfalfa stand, so we've got two limitations on us. We've got dryer land to begin with, and then the lack of moisture kind of hit us twice. So I think we have about a 25-bushel durum crop. Still decent considering the little bit of moisture we've had this year."

A 25-bushel-an-acre durum crop receives a four-to-one matching grant through the federal government.

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