Nebraska farm family raising money after fire burns semis, combine, tractor and more


A Nebraska farm family is raising money after a fire destroyed tens of thousands of dollars of equipment. The fire broke out in a cornfield in rural Clay County around 7 a.m. on Oct. 15.

The Rempel family has not received official damage estimates but setup a GoFundMe to raise $50,000. As of this writing, they have received more than $39,000 from 533 donors.

All of the harvest equipment was burned including a combine and corn head, a tractor, and two semis.

“My brother is a fourth generation farmer in Central Nebraska, and loves working the same land his great-grandfather worked,” the GoFundMe page says. “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.”

State Fire Marshals are still trying to determine how the fire started.