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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...

2009-11-06 07:35:00

--Sold-Out Event Highlights the Role of Farmers' Markets in Sustaining Local Farms-- WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by FRESHFARM Markets: WHAT: FRESHFARM Markets, a nonprofit that operates nine farmers' markets in D.C. and Maryland, hosts its eighth annual Farmland Feast fundraiser celebrating the newest FRESHFARM Market by the White House -- opened by First Lady Michelle Obama -- the "Double Dollars" initiative for food assistance shoppers,...

2009-10-04 15:04:49

Organizers of Farm Aid say they are trying to use the benefit concert to promote the use of good food produced by U.S. independent farmers. Farm Aid associate director Glenda Yoder said the concert event taking place in St. Louis on Sunday is intended to support family farms rather than factory farming and corporate consolidation, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. As the good food movement was emerging, we began to see that we could show people that family farmers are the people who...

2009-10-04 11:00:00

MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Farm Aid praised family farmers for their ingenuity and perseverance at its sold-out benefit concert held today at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Maryland Heights, Mo., just outside of St. Louis. Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews, joined by artists performing at Farm Aid 2009 Presented by Horizon Organic, held up the innovation and commitment of family farmers in a call for food and...

2009-09-29 13:57:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Anvil Knitwear announced today that it will be a sponsor and the official t-shirt supplier of Farm Aid 2009 Presented by Horizon Organic in St. Louis on October 4 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. Farm Aid is a nonprofit organization that has raised nearly $36 million to promote a strong and resilient family farm system of agriculture. "Farm Aid's mission of sustaining family farms is extremely important to us. We are the largest domestic buyer of...

2009-09-25 04:00:00

Live TV broadcast and webcast of Farm Aid 2009 Presented by Horizon Organic bring music and message to fans everywhere ST. LOUIS, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Farm Aid today announced that country star Gretchen Wilson will perform at its all-day music and food festival on Sunday, October 4 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Maryland Heights, Mo. Wilson will join Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, and Dave Matthews, who will perform with Tim...

2009-09-03 04:00:00

September 18( )Deadline Set to Request Advance Credentials for Farm Aid 2009 Presented by Horizon Organic ST. LOUIS, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Farm Aid has extended the official deadline to September 18 for media and photographers to request advance credentials for its annual benefit concert, scheduled for October 4 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Maryland Heights, Mo. Farm Aid 2009 Presented by Horizon Organic will feature Farm Aid president and founder Willie Nelson,...

2009-07-21 05:00:00

ST. LOUIS, July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Farm Aid today announced an expanded lineup that crosses genres for its all-day music and food festival on Sunday, October 4 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Maryland Heights, Mo. Jason Mraz, Wilco, Jamey Johnson and Phosphorescent will join Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews, who will perform with Tim Reynolds, at Farm Aid 2009 Presented by Horizon Organic. "We're looking forward to welcoming...


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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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