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2013-12-19 12:30:55

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Farm Aid today announced that it distributed $573,514 in grant program funding this year. Farm Aid provided grants to 73 family farm and rural service organizations in 36 states and the District of Columbia that are working to strengthen family farm agriculture nationwide. "Efforts are underway in communities across the country to meet the needs of family farmers and eaters," said Farm Aid President Willie Nelson. "We are proud that...

2013-12-16 23:20:23

Rave reviews and high demand for healthier food prompts online farmer’s market to grow to tri-state area. Ridgewood, NJ (PRWEB) December 16, 2013 If high fructose corn syrup, preservatives, hormones and GMO’s are the evil villains in today’s food landscape, then Caren Sinclair-Kay is a modern day superhero. Sinclair-Kay, mother of 3 and digital and e-commerce entrepreneur, has infused her passion for nutritious, all natural, delicious food into her new company Fresh from the Farm...

2013-11-13 12:23:19

MANHATTAN, KS, Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - With Baby Boomers facing retirement age, every family owned business - including every family farm - is fast approaching a change in ownership. The shocking fact is that fewer than 30% of all family businesses transition to the second generation; less than 15% to the third, and fewer than 5% will make it to the fourth. This phenomenal ownership dropout rate is examined in Farming with Family Ain't Always Easy! from case studies, analysis,...

2013-10-21 16:26:41

Family Farm Organization Says Government Shutdown Worsened Impact CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As farmers in Colorado deal with serious flood damage and ranchers in South Dakota dig out from an early blizzard that killed tens of thousands of cattle, Farm Aid has activated its Family Farm Disaster Fund and issued emergency grants to help farm and ranch families begin to recover. "Our hearts go out to the Colorado farmers who saw their precious soil...

2013-09-21 12:22:01

Sold-Out Benefit Festival Highlights "Role for Everyone" in Strengthening Family Farm Agriculture to Benefit Health, Economy and Environment SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y., Sept. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Standing with family farmers and more than a dozen artists, Farm Aid uses the platform of its annual benefit festival to urge all Americans to play a role in strengthening the country's food system. Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave...

2013-09-19 16:26:56

Family Farm Organization Calls on FDA to Take Swift Regulatory Action SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y., Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to the first-ever Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report on antibiotic resistance, released earlier this week, Farm Aid issued a statement from the site of its annual benefit concert, scheduled for Sept. 21, calling for further investigation of factory farm-related health issues and an immediate curtailing by the U.S....

2013-09-17 00:20:49

Upstate New York Farmers, Businesses and Organizations Bring Local Flavors to All-Day Music Festival SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y., Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Farm Aid 2013 at Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) on Sept. 21 will bring together an all-star lineup and more than 25,000 fans to shine a spotlight on the need for good food that family farms provide us all. From interactive, hands-on workshops in the HOMEGROWN Village to family farm food served at all concessions...

2013-09-16 08:23:12

U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance® to Convene Farmers, Ranchers and Food Pundits for Discussion in Boston on Food Day CHESTERFIELD, Mo., Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- There are many factors that influence food-purchasing decisions, including the methods used to grow and raise food. Increasingly, consumers are hearing they should be concerned about larger farms, and may be making purchasing decisions without understanding how food is grown and raised on farms of any size. U.S. Farmers &...

2013-09-09 16:22:16

American-made organic vodka named spirits sponsor NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y., Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- American Harvest Organic Spirit is an official sponsor of Farm Aid 2013, the family farm benefit concert scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 21, at Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. The Farm Aid 2013 concert lineup consists of Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, and Dave Matthews (with Tim Reynolds) as well as Jack Johnson, Amos Lee,...

2013-09-05 16:24:50

Jamey Johnson and Additional Artists Join Lineup for Sept. 21 Festival to be Broadcast on FarmAid.org and SiriusXM SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y., Sept. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The #Road2FarmAid, announced last week, is one of many ways that Farm Aid is connecting with fans as it gears up for its annual benefit concert on Sept. 21 at Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. The #Road2FarmAid, which officially launched Aug. 28 on Facebook, Twitter,...