Photos: North Dakota Farmer Plows Biden-Harris Message Into Field, Goes Viral

by Jennifer Shea
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A North Dakota farmer plowed a “BidenHarris” sign into his field, and images of the sign quickly went viral.

The “Biden-Harris” sign was actually just one of two political endorsements the farmer has on his field, KFYR TV reported. He also made a sign for Dr. Shelley Lenz and Ben Vig for governor and lieutenant governor, respectively.

Peter Larson is a cattle rancher and soybean farmer in Sheyenne, North Dakota. He told KFYR TV that he is a lifelong Democrat. He decided to plow a political message into his fields for the first time this year to inspire people to vote, he said.

To leave the signs in his field, Larson drove a 9300 John Deere tractor over combine and sprayer tracks.

Larson is also a pilot, and he waited until they got favorable weather to surprise his wife Patti with a flyover of the field. The couple sent photos of the flyover to their two daughters. Larson’s daughter Sandra tweeted the photos, tagging all politicians named in the land.

Sandra’s tweet showing both the Biden, Harris and Lenz, Vig endorsements boasts nearly 2 thousand likes now.

The farmer’s daughter also replied to one of Joe Biden’s tweets, sharing another view of the immense land with support for Biden carved in the center.

North Dakota politics

North Dakota is a red state that went for President Trump in 2016. The current governor of North Dakota, Republican Doug Burgum, has pleaded with residents not to make the wearing of face masks into a political issue. 

“If someone is wearing a mask, they’re not doing it to represent what political party they’re in or what candidates they support,” Burgum said at a May press conference, according to Time. “They might be doing it because they’ve got a 5-year-old child who’s been going through cancer treatments. They might have vulnerable adults in their life, who currently have COVID, and they’re fighting.”

North Dakota has experienced a spike in coronavirus cases recently. The number of active cases hit a new high on Monday, the Bismarck Tribune reported, as hospital capacity dwindled across the state.