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2013-07-03 12:23:13

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y., July 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Farm Aid announced today that the organization has sold all of the available tickets for Farm Aid 2013, the family farm benefit festival scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. "We are honored that upstate New York has embraced Farm Aid in this way," said Carolyn Mugar, executive director of Farm Aid. "Your enthusiasm is a clear sign that people here and...

2013-06-24 04:20:31

Tickets for Farm Aid 2013 Go On Sale June 28 SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y., June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Farm Aid announced a stellar lineup for its 2013 music and food festival, scheduled for Sept. 21 at Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Jack Johnson, Amos Lee, Kacey Musgraves, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Bahamas, JD & The Straight Shot, and Pegi Young & The Survivors will join Farm Aid board members Willie...

2013-06-14 04:20:33

Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews to headline Farm Aid 2013 at Saratoga Performing Arts Center SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y., June 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Farm Aid announced today that its annual benefit concert will return to the Northeast on Saturday, Sept. 21, taking place at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. "In New York and across the Northeast, family farmers are pioneering change in our farm and food system....

2013-05-28 12:28:17

WASHINGTON, May 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tomatoes, potatoes, squash and strawberries are a few products, of so many, brought fresh to local markets by farmers who represent the true heritage of America. Yet, the fresh delicious bounty found at farmers markets each week might be at the greatest risk of being lost as farmland is consumed by sprawl and development. I Love My Farmers Market Celebration marks the fifth year American Farmland Trust has hosted a summer-long event to...

2013-05-03 23:22:40

Feather Down Farm Days USA (http://www.featherdown.com), the world's largest provider of farm stays, has announced plans to greatly expand its family-run farm stays in North America. Feather Down now offers farm stay lodging in California, Illinois and New York and plans accommodations on 150 sites. Oroville, Calif. (PRWEB) May 03, 2013 More North American farmers will be harvesting profits from farm stays in the near future, according to Daan van der Starre, director of Feather Down Farm...

2013-04-27 00:20:36

US Department of Agriculture deserves credit for its progress ATLANTA, April 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pigford consent decree on April 14, 1999 marked a productive first step toward compensating thousands of black farmers who faced decades of discrimination from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) over a 16-year period. Fourteen years later, as the commitments in the settlement are complete, the Network of Black Farm Groups and Advocates claim the lawsuit succeeded....

2012-12-12 12:22:59

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Farm Aid today announced that 67 family farm and rural service organizations received $532,300 from its grant program during 2012. These organizations work to strengthen family farm agriculture nationwide. "These grants empower grassroots organizations to put new farmers on the land and amplify the voices of family farmers," said Farm Aid President Willie Nelson. "Farm Aid funds create opportunities for all of us who seek good,...

2012-10-29 11:23:24

STATELINE, Nev., Oct. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Most Americans weren't looking when Obama's Labor Secretary Hilda Solis first began her attack on family farms. Unfortunately, the battle continues and the price of groceries may go up as a result. And groups like Rowdy House Music are writing about it in songs that are playing nationwide. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121029/LA01815) Sen. Jerry Moran pleaded, "If the federal government can regulate the kind of...

2012-10-12 11:24:44

More than 468,000 Acres Now Preserved Statewide HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania's Agricultural Land Preservation Board today safeguarded 2,138 additional acres on 22 farms against development through the state's nationally renowned farmland preservation program. The board preserved farms in Adams, Bedford, Berks, Bucks, Chester, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Montgomery, Northampton, Susquehanna, Union and Washington counties. Since...

2012-09-22 06:20:14

Sold-Out Annual Benefit Concert Calls for Policies and Practices That Respond to Growing Public Demand for Family Farm Food HERSHEY, Pa., Sept. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At a time of uncertainty for family farmers and the nation, Farm Aid used its annual benefit concert to issue an urgent call for eaters, farmers, businesses and politicians to work together to grow the Good Food Movement. Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, and Dave Matthews,...