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2011-05-11 14:00:00

Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews will headline first concert at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park on Aug. 13 KANSAS CITY, Kan., May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Farm Aid announced today that it will bring its annual benefit concert to Kansas City, marking the first time that the organization will stage the event in Kansas. Farm Aid 2011 will be the first concert event at the new LIVESTRONG Sporting Park, which opens June 9. "I'm looking forward to bringing my friends...

2010-10-04 09:56:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Anvil Knitwear, a leading manufacturer of sustainable apparel, premiered a digital short at Farm Aid 25: Growing Hope for America Concert at Miller Park in Milwaukee on October 2, as part of its sponsorship of the event. The thought provoking video educates consumers about the impact of pesticide use on the environment and farmers and encourages consumers to support organic farmers. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, click:...

2010-10-02 11:00:00

Nelson, Mellencamp, Young and Matthews headline historic benefit festival in heart of "America's Dairyland" MILWAUKEE, Oct. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Family farmers are growing hope for America, according to the artists, issue experts and advocates gathered here to mark Farm Aid's 25th year. "We never intended to be here this long," said Farm Aid president and founder Willie Nelson, "but we know our country needs family farmers, and we will be here as long as family farmers need us....

2010-09-30 03:00:00

MILWAUKEE, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Farm Aid today announced that Jamey Johnson will join the all-star lineup for its annual benefit concert, Farm Aid 25: Growing Hope for America, on Saturday, October 2, at Miller Park. Johnson will join Farm Aid president and founder Willie Nelson and board members John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews with Tim Reynolds, as well as Kenny Chesney, Norah Jones, Jason Mraz, Jeff Tweedy, Band of Horses, Amos Lee, Robert Francis, BoDeans, Lukas...

2010-09-28 15:15:00

MILWAUKEE, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Farm Aid gears up for its 25th anniversary concert, Farm Aid 25: Growing Hope for America, on Saturday, October 2 at Miller Park, Milwaukee-area farmers, businesses and non-profit organizations are putting their mark on the historic event. Farm Aid is teaming up with the Eat Well Guide to encourage concertgoers to seek out farm-fresh food at restaurants, grocery stores, farmers markets and other venues throughout Wisconsin. At the concert,...

2010-09-22 13:34:00

Sept. 22 Marks Official Anniversary of Historic Farm Aid Concert CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On September 22, 1985, Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young organized the first Farm Aid concert to help family farmers stay on their land. Twenty-five years later, with the added support of Dave Matthews, who joined the Farm Aid board of directors in 2001, Farm Aid leaders say the organization is going strong. "We've come a long way from the farm crisis of the...

2010-09-01 10:21:00

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Farmville is fun, but if you think you might have real "dirt in your veins," take the next step and see what it takes for a California farmer to grow real broccoli, harvest real rice or manage a real herd of dairy cows. You can be there in the time it takes to click your mouse thanks to Know a California Farmer (http://www.KnowACaliforniaFarmer.com). This interactive farm and ranch experience is brought to you by hundreds of farmers...

2010-08-11 07:05:00

Kenny Chesney, Norah Jones, Jason Mraz, Jeff Tweedy, Band of Horses, The BoDeans, Amos Lee and Robert Francis to Join Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews at Farm Aid 25: Growing Hope for America MILWAUKEE, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Farm Aid today announced an expanded lineup that crosses genres for its 25th anniversary music and food festival on Saturday, October 2, at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Kenny Chesney, Norah Jones, Jason Mraz, Jeff...

2010-08-02 11:00:00

Board Members Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews to headline Oct. 2 all-star music and food festival MILWAUKEE, Aug. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Farm Aid took to the field today to reveal details about its 25th anniversary benefit concert, scheduled for Oct. 2 at Miller Park in Milwaukee. Farm Aid founders Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp joined executive director Carolyn Mugar by webcast at an on-field news conference at the home of the Milwaukee Brewers to...

2010-07-21 11:24:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Farm Aid President Willie Nelson today declared his support of Shirley Sherrod, former director of the Georgia Field Office for the Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund (the Federation), and called for her reinstatement as Georgia USDA State Director of Rural Development. Farm Aid has long-supported the Federation in its efforts to improve economic opportunities for family farmers in the South and has worked closely...


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