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2013-12-19 12:30:55

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Farm Aid today announced that it distributed $573,514 in grant program funding this year. Farm Aid provided grants to 73 family farm and rural service organizations in 36 states and the District of Columbia that are working to strengthen family farm agriculture nationwide. "Efforts are underway in communities across the country to meet the needs of family farmers and eaters," said Farm Aid President Willie Nelson. "We are proud that...

2013-10-21 16:26:41

Family Farm Organization Says Government Shutdown Worsened Impact CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As farmers in Colorado deal with serious flood damage and ranchers in South Dakota dig out from an early blizzard that killed tens of thousands of cattle, Farm Aid has activated its Family Farm Disaster Fund and issued emergency grants to help farm and ranch families begin to recover. "Our hearts go out to the Colorado farmers who saw their precious soil...

2013-09-21 12:22:01

Sold-Out Benefit Festival Highlights "Role for Everyone" in Strengthening Family Farm Agriculture to Benefit Health, Economy and Environment SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y., Sept. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Standing with family farmers and more than a dozen artists, Farm Aid uses the platform of its annual benefit festival to urge all Americans to play a role in strengthening the country's food system. Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave...

2013-09-20 23:03:32

Non-Profit Sends Information and Updates to Hundreds of Media Attendees, Powered by Ez Texting Santa Monica, Calif. and Saratoga Springs, NY (PRWEB) September 20, 2013 Ez Texting, the cloud-based text platform that enables businesses to reach customers directly, and Farm Aid, the nonprofit organization whose mission is to keep family famers on the land, today announced Farm Aid will leverage the Ez Texting platform as a new, more effective way to communicate with media attendees at the...

2013-09-17 00:20:49

Upstate New York Farmers, Businesses and Organizations Bring Local Flavors to All-Day Music Festival SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y., Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Farm Aid 2013 at Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) on Sept. 21 will bring together an all-star lineup and more than 25,000 fans to shine a spotlight on the need for good food that family farms provide us all. From interactive, hands-on workshops in the HOMEGROWN Village to family farm food served at all concessions...

2013-09-09 16:22:16

American-made organic vodka named spirits sponsor NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y., Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- American Harvest Organic Spirit is an official sponsor of Farm Aid 2013, the family farm benefit concert scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 21, at Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. The Farm Aid 2013 concert lineup consists of Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, and Dave Matthews (with Tim Reynolds) as well as Jack Johnson, Amos Lee,...

2013-09-09 12:26:22

All Advance Requests for Credentials for Farm Aid 2013 Must be Received by September 12 SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y., Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Farm Aid's deadline for media and photographers to make advance requests for credentials to attend its 2013 music and food festival is this Thursday, September 12. Farm Aid-issued credentials are required for all media attending the show and will only be distributed to professional media and photographers. The credentialing...

2013-09-05 16:24:50

Jamey Johnson and Additional Artists Join Lineup for Sept. 21 Festival to be Broadcast on FarmAid.org and SiriusXM SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y., Sept. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The #Road2FarmAid, announced last week, is one of many ways that Farm Aid is connecting with fans as it gears up for its annual benefit concert on Sept. 21 at Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. The #Road2FarmAid, which officially launched Aug. 28 on Facebook, Twitter,...

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...