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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...

2010-06-25 16:16:00

Farm Aid asks Department of Justice to fast-track antitrust investigations in dairy industry Cambridge, Mass., June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Farm Aid joined family farmers from across the country today in Madison, Wis., at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) joint public workshop examining competition in the dairy industry. The workshop comes 18 months into an unprecedented crisis for dairy farmers. Low prices and high production costs,...

2010-06-02 12:00:00

ST. LOUIS, June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, on the eve of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Summit of Rural America in Hillsboro, Mo., Farm Aid released its report, "Rebuilding America's Economy with Family Farm-Centered Food Systems," making the case for the critical role family farmers can play in U.S. economic recovery efforts. During a press briefing, Farm Aid President Willie Nelson showcased family farms as essential to jump-starting rural economies and...

2010-04-22 13:50:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Marking the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding today praised Pennsylvania's farmers for striving to conserve natural resources and reduce pollution flowing into the state's waterways and the Chesapeake Bay. During a visit to Chester County, Redding helped plant trees on a stream bank at Mason's Chrome View Dairy in Nottingham and reviewed conservation best management practices in place at the John C....

2010-03-16 04:00:00

SOMERVILLE, Mass., March 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Farm Aid 25: Growing Hope for America" is the theme of the quarter-century anniversary of Farm Aid, the nonprofit organization led by board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews. Farm Aid's mission is to keep family farmers on the land and to create a family farm-centered food system in America. Farm Aid representatives say planning for the 25th anniversary concert and the events leading up to it is in...

2010-01-29 11:20:00

SOMERVILLE, Mass., Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tonight, Farm Aid board member Neil Young will be honored as MusiCares' Person of the Year at its award event. Young is being honored for his artistic accomplishments and his philanthropic work with Farm Aid and The Bridge School. As a co-founder and board member of Farm Aid, Young's unwavering commitment to family farmers has helped seed and grow the Good Food Movement. In September 1985, Neil Young, along with Farm Aid board...

2009-12-18 04:00:00

SOMERVILLE, Mass., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Farm Aid today announced that 72 family farm and rural service organizations working to strengthen family farm agriculture nationwide received $503,500 from its grant program during 2009. "It is inspiring and invigorating to see how much good work is happening to support family farmers and good food across the country," said Farm Aid President Willie Nelson. "I am grateful that so many organizations are committed to serving family...

2009-12-03 04:00:00

Farmers urge lawmakers to establish fair and competitive pricing system WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 100 dairy farmers from New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee traveled to Washington, D.C., yesterday to meet with congressional representatives and other officials to present solutions that would end the worst dairy crisis to hit America's family dairy farmers since the Great Depression. Dairy farmers met with members of the House...


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