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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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2009-07-16 13:49:27

Willie Nelson says he, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews are set to perform at Farm Aid in St. Louis this fall. The Oct. 4 event will mark the first time the annual all-star concert and fundraiser will take place in the state. Farm Aid 2009 is to take place at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Maryland Heights. Other top artists are expected to be announced soon, organizers said. Farm Aid has deep roots in the Midwest that reach back to our first concert in Illinois in 1985,...

2009-07-16 11:00:00

Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews to headline Oct. 4 all-star concert event ST. LOUIS, July 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Farm Aid, alongside farmers and food buyers at the Historic Soulard Farmer's Market, announced today that it will bring its annual benefit concert to St. Louis, marking the first time that the organization will stage the event in Missouri. "Farm Aid has deep roots in the Midwest that reach back to our first concert in Illinois in 1985," said Farm...

2009-06-23 09:43:00

Low milk prices paid to family farmers threaten livelihoods, regional economies SOMERVILLE, Mass., June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 13,200 Americans signed on to Farm Aid's petition to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) this month, which called on Secretary Tom Vilsack to take immediate action to stop the loss of dairy farmers due to low milk prices. According to Farm Aid and its supporters, the dairy crisis is threatening the health of local and regional economies and...

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2009-06-02 05:45:00

Farm and environment factions against the genetic modification of wheat are opposing other farm organizations for allowing biotech companies to commercially increase their output. Fifteen groups in Canada, the U.S. and Australia said in a statement that they opposed GMO wheat. This statement, released on Monday, came after the May 14 calls to arms from GM wheat supporters for the coordinated creation of GM wheat. "Genetic engineering for wheat would be a calamity for all wheat farmers,"...

2009-05-26 17:52:00

100 year-old Northwest company joins Tacoma mayor, public library in bringing greater awareness to eating food grown locally ROY, Wash., May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Omelets don't get any more fresh than cooked up right on the farm where the eggs were produced and gathered. Try one for yourself when Wilcox Farms, in conjunction with Tacoma's community reading initiative "Tacoma Reads Together," hosts a free omelet feed this Saturday, May 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring the family and meet the...

2009-05-18 15:07:00

Farm Aid petition calls on Secretary Vilsack to set fair price for dairy farmers Somerville, Mass., May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The drastic drop in milk prices paid to farmers over the past year has led to an unprecedented crisis for dairy farmers who, on average, are being paid less than half the cost of production. Low prices and high production costs threaten to push nearly one-third of dairy farmers off their land over the next couple of months, strengthening corporate control of...

2009-04-01 18:31:00

Stone-Buhr's FindTheFarmer.com Connects Consumers with Farmers SAN FRANCISCO, April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Farmers market shoppers are familiar with the joys of tasting farm-fresh foods and meeting the local farmers who bring them to market. Increasingly, consumers are seeking out the story behind their food choices, where and how they are made, and by whom - easy with products like fruit, cheese and honey at a farmers market, but until now, pretty hard when speaking about a product such as...

2009-03-10 14:51:00

Key Senate leaders join effort to urge farm loan restructuring SOMERVILLE, Mass., March 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While the Obama Administration begins to implement the Homeowner Affordability and Stability Program, Farm Aid and farm, rural and housing advocates from across the country have joined to urge Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to ensure that family farmers also have the ability to restructure their loans to avoid foreclosure. More...

2009-02-02 13:00:00

Financial health of family farmers critical to successful economic recovery SOMERVILLE, Mass., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While Congress negotiates the second installment of Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) funds and debates the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA), Farm Aid and farm advocates from across the country today outlined the important contributions family farmers make to the U.S. economy and the federal actions that are necessary to protect agriculture economy...


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