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2009-01-15 11:18:00

SOMERVILLE, Mass., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Farm Aid announced today that it granted $557,550 in 2008 to family farm and rural service organizations nationwide. The organization invested more than $68,000 alone in programs that support family farm agriculture across New England, which was home to its 2008 benefit concert. "Farm Aid is proud to support the hands-on work of building a sustainable, family farm-based food system on the local, state, regional and national levels," said...

2008-10-13 12:00:29

To: FOOD EDITORS Contact: Mark Kastel of The Cornucopia Institute, +1-608-625- 2042 Corporate Takeover Threatens Farmers,Mission CORNUCOPIA, Wis., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Groups representing organic farmers and their customers are calling on consumers to help save the organic industry by exclusively patronizing dairies, and other brands, that uphold the spirit and letter of federal organic law. They claim the acquisition of major brands by corporate agribusiness, and their...

2008-09-25 17:46:30

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Maria Enie, +1-202-331-4323, menie@vancomm.com, for Farm Aid Open Letter to Congress Calls for $1 Billion Investment in Farm Communities to SolveAmerica's Economic, Environmental, Energy and Health Problems SOMERVILLE, Mass.,Sept. 25/PRNewswire-USNewswire/--In response to the $700 billion Wall Street bailout currently being considered by Congress, the Farm Aid Board of Directors Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews sent an open...

2008-09-22 15:00:00

By BOB KEYES On a day when all eyes focused on Willie Nelson, Neil Young and their Farm Aid brethren, a shy farmer from Brunswick reluctantly stole a small sliver of spotlight. At a press briefing prior to the first Farm Aid concert in New England on Saturday, Brenna Chase found herself seated somewhat uncomfortably alongside Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and just a few chairs down from some of the biggest music stars in the world. Not that she wasn't thrilled to be there, but Chase,...

2008-09-20 12:00:29

To: FAMILY EDITORS Contact: Maria Enie for Farm Aid, On Sept. 20, +1-724-816-3368, After Sept. 20, +1-202-331-4323, menie@vancomm.com MANSFIELD, Mass., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Family farmers play a critical role in addressing the economic, environmental and public health crises facing the country, said Farm Aid at its sold-out annual benefit concert held today at the Comcast Center in Mansfield, Mass., just outside of Boston. Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, Neil...

2008-09-19 21:00:17

By DANIEL GEWERTZ When Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews and Kenny Chesney bring the annual Farm Aid concert to New England for the first time tomorrow, it will be a homecoming of sorts. That's because the national offices of Farm Aid are housed in a modest brick building in Somerville on Ward Street, a block from East Cambridge and far from the bucolic family farms it exults. "We're thrilled to have the concert practically in our back yard this year," said Glenda...

2008-09-19 15:00:37

By Anonymous We go to the grocery store and we assume the shelves will be fully stocked, the freezers overflowing with choices of food. Increases in the cost of some of our favorite foods recently have revealed just how vulnerable we are to changes in the food supply. A sensible farm policy is essential to ensure that food is available and affordable for all Americans. Congress moved closer last week to passing a farm bill, but issues still need to be hammered out and President Bush has...

2008-09-18 12:30:00

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Brandi Horton for Farm Aid, +1-703-307-8891, bhorton@vancomm.com Willie Nelson to Deliver Initial Relief Funds inHomeStateofTexasand Across theGulfCoast SOMERVILLE, Mass., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/--Farm Aid today announced that initial grants would be made to southern farm and faith-based organizations to support family farmers hardest hit by Hurricanes Ike and Gustav. "We might not know the full extent of the damage yet, but we do know that family...

2008-09-17 12:00:19

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Maria Enie, +1-202-331-4323, menie@vancomm.com, for Farm Aid SOMERVILLE, Mass., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Farm Aid today announced the launch of its web-based Farmer Resource Network to help farmers answer the consumer call for more quality family- farmed foods. Across the country, more people are reaching for local, organic and sustainably-grown food from family farms. Farm Aid's Farmer Resource Network links family farmers to new and innovative...

2008-09-11 00:00:16

By LAURA DALE Dartmoor farmers have been refused planning permission to build an agricultural worker's home for their son for the second time. Teignbridge councillors voted to refuse planning permission for an agricultural dwelling house on land at Little Bovey Farm just minutes after granting permission for an agricultural worker's home at a Denbury farm. The Vooght family, from Bovey Tracey, expanded their livestock business to incorporate dairy farming and need more accommodation on...


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