Thursday, December 06, 2018

When farmers in West Texas found out that one of their neighbors was recently diagnosed with leukemia, and couldn't harvest his cotton crop, they turned out to help last Monday, and got it done in an afternoon

On Monday Nov 27th, neighboring farmers brought 20 cotton strippers and all the other equipment needed to harvest Bishop's fields -- about 450 acres in all.

Aaron Hendricks, the General Manager of Floydada Co-Op Gins, has known Bishop for about 25 years and says he's a respected member of the community.

"He would not have asked anyone for help, but he would have been the first one out if somebody else was sick," Hendricks said.

Hendricks told CNN that about 80 or 90 people came to help with Bishop's harvest. A local chemical business brought in 75 hamburgers to feed everyone and ended up running out only due to underestimating the turn out of volunteers.

In addition to all the machinery, farmers directed traffic, put tarps on bales and cleared tumbleweeds that had blown into the fields. Other businesses supplied fuel and service trucks in case any of the vehicles broke down.

"We started around 10 o'clock this morning and a little before 3 we were done. I mean we had that many people," Nixon told CNN affiliate KCBD.

They ended up with about 1,200 bales of processed cotton, "If he would have done it himself with one machine it probably would have taken him about two to three weeks," Hendricks said.


  1. This is the news I would like to see every day. Not "bad news is good news"... just such awesome news that people can do something in unity, without screaming for cash. Just to help other in need. This is the best of humanity that we see definitely not enough in those days.

    1. I wish I found good news more often, but it's not what tv, news papers, websites, and magazines put up. They always go with the politics, death, and natural disasters

    2. Bad news is Good news. Psychological thing, bad news bring more views. Attracts people like moths to the light, there is something in us that want read more about something terrible then something good. I would call it a "design flaw". But I'm extremely happy that you put those good news when you find it, you fight the Good fight, so keep on fighting lad!