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Farm Aid grants $695,679 in 2018 to support family farmers

Monday, December 17th, 2018

In 2018, Farm Aid granted a total of $695,679.

Willie Nelson said: “As farmers continue to face incredible threats to their survival, our grant decisions were guided by the need to first and foremost strengthen organizations that provide essential resources to keep family farmers on the land. We are so grateful for the hard work and commitment of folks across the country who fight for family farms.”

Get all the details about our grant program at www.FarmAid.org

Sunday, December 16th, 2018

Support Family Farmers; Support Farm Aid: Bid on rare autographed guitar by Willie Nelson, vinyl and more

Saturday, December 15th, 2018

Support Farm Aid; make a difference in a family farmer’s life

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

Photo: Laurie Bonneau

For 33 years, Farm Aid has been a beacon of hope for family farmers — whenever they need it. And we’ve done far more than that. Every day, we connect family farmers around the country with the resources they need to make it through tough times and to gain access to land, credit and markets so that they remain resilient.

When farmers call the Farm Aid Hotline, we’re there to take the call. This year the calls have been non-stop, and we’ve increased our staffing to be sure we’re doing all we can to support farmers who reach out to us. All signs point to another tough year ahead, with falling incomes and rising production costs. As strong as farmers are, Farm Aid will continue to fight for them.

Your gift keeps Farm Aid strong, so that we’ll always be there for farmers when they need us most. Help us continue this critical work.

 

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MAKE A DIFFERENCE  TO A FAMILY FARMER’S FAMILY

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Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

Thank a farmer, support family farmers

www.FarmAid.com

 

Keep America Growing, Keep America Strong #SupportFarmAid

Thursday, December 6th, 2018

Calling 2018 a tough year for family farmers doesn’t even come close to describing what they’ve been through. The numbers seem hard to believe: farmers are earning half of what they made just five years ago. Trade wars have disrupted their markets, sending shockwaves through the farm economy. Natural disasters like hurricanes and wildfires have destroyed fields and barns and caused billions of dollars in damage. That’s why your support of family farmers is as important as ever.

Throughout the year, Farm Aid has been there for farmers when they’ve called our hotline. We all need to be there for farmers now, because we need them to be there for us.

Will you join me today by giving $75 to Farm Aid? Your support ensures that we can continue our mission to keep family farmers on the land.

I’m proud of the work we do here at Farm Aid. For 33 years, we’ve been a beacon of hope for family farmers—whenever they need it. And we’ve done far more than that. Every day, we connect family farmers around the country with the resources they need to make it through tough times and to gain access to land, credit and markets so that they remain resilient.

When farmers call the Farm Aid Hotline, we’re there to take the call. This year the calls have been non-stop, and we’ve increased our staffing to be sure we’re doing all we can to support farmers who reach out to us. All signs point to another tough year ahead, with falling incomes and rising production costs. As strong as farmers are, Farm Aid will keep fighting for them.

Your gift keeps Farm Aid strong, so that we’ll always be there for farmers when they need us most. Won’t you help us continue this critical work

We all depend on family farmers to survive. Farmers put food on our table. They are the stewards of our soil and water. Farmers strengthen our local economies. They are the backbone of our communities. Right now, they need our help. I’m glad I can count on you.

Stay strong and positive,

Willie Nelson Signature

Willie Nelson
President, Farm Aid

PS: Your donation supports all of Farm Aid’s work to strengthen family farm agriculture, from our hotline to directly support farmers, and our advocacy for policies that are good for farmers and rural communities, to the connections made to increase access to good food for everyone. Good food starts with family farmers. Thanks for joining me today to stand with them!

Neil Young and Dave Matthews speak about corporate power in our farm and food

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving from Farm Aid

Thursday, November 22nd, 2018

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Thursday, November 22nd, 2018

“What are you going to do the next time you see a Farmers’ Market” — Neil Young

Sunday, October 21st, 2018

www.FarmAid.org

We were blown away with the number of people who went out and heeded Neil Young’s call to stop at their local farmers market.

“What are you going to do next time you see a farmers market? Say hello to a farmer, buy something. Get real. Buy something good.”

His words resonated because the connection people feel buying from farmers markets makes intuitive sense, both for financial and community-building reasons. Check out a few of the many callouts we received on social media from people who’ve stopped to chat with a farmer and buy a local pumpkin, apple or two. And let us know if you’ve visited your local farmers’ market lately!

Thank a Farmer

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

Bid today on one of a kind from memorabilia from music legends and support of Farm Aid.

Wednesday, October 10th, 2018
If Only

 

Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews, Chris Stapleton, Jamey Johnson & More
Today is your last chance to collect one-of-a-kind memorabilia from music legends in support of Farm Aid.
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This Morning

Willie Nelson, Neil Young, Phish, “Moonlight in Vermont” (Live at Farm Aid 1998)

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

Willie Nelson, Neil Young, Phish and Paul Shaffer perform “Moonlight in Vermont” live at the Farm Aid concert in Tinley Park, Illinois on October 3rd, 1998.

Bid on rare guitar signed by Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews and support family farmers

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

Farm Aid Activates Family Farm Disaster Fund In Response To Impact From Hurricane Florence

Sunday, October 7th, 2018

www.FarmAid.org

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — As farmers and ranchers in North and South Carolina deal with the impact of historic rainfall and flooding from Hurricane Florence, Farm Aid has activated its Family Farm Disaster Fund to provide direct aid to organizations helping family farmers in the affected region.

“Farm Aid cares deeply about those affected by Hurricane Florence in the Carolinas. We invite everyone to join with us to give all the support we possibly can to these farmers,” said Farm Aid President Willie Nelson. “No farmer should be in danger of losing the farm because of a weather disaster.”

Farm Aid’s relief efforts will focus on the family farmers and ranchers who have lost their crops, livestock, pasture, barns and other essentials. Record rainfall, flooding and wind damage has left farmers under standing water. Every dollar raised will support local and regional organizations working on the ground to distribute emergency grants to farm families affected by Florence and to offer resources that help farmers navigate their farm recovery options.

Farm Aid’s partners include Rural Advancement Foundation International-USA, Federation of Southern Cooperatives, and Farmers’ Legal Action Group who are coordinating with a number of farmers, organizations and communities locally to:

  • Make emergency grants to farm and ranch families in the Carolinas;
  • Help farmers and ranchers understand their farm recovery options;
  • Support local and state farm service providers to help farmers navigate recovery options, from mental health resources to federal funding opportunities; and
  • Advocate for needed disaster recovery funds and resources from the federal government.

Farm Aid is also working with partners in disaster-affected areas to determine the long-term needs of impacted farmers and ranchers. If you are a farmer who has been affected by Hurricane Florence, please contact Farm Aid at 1-800-FARM-AID (800-327-6243) or farmhelp@farmaid.org. Additional tools for farmers and ranchers are available at farmaid.org/disaster. To donate, please visit farmaid.org/disasterfund.  

Farm Aid’s mission is to build a vibrant, family farm-centered system of agriculture in America. Farm Aid artists and board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews host an annual festival to raise funds to support Farm Aid’s work with family farmers and to inspire people to choose family farm food. For more than 30 years, Farm Aid, with the support of the artists who contribute their performances each year, has raised more than $53 million to support programs that help farmers thrive, expand the reach of the Good Food Movement, take action to change the dominant system of industrial agriculture and promote food from family farms.

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