Archive for the ‘Farm Aid’ Category

Willie Nelson, Dave Matthews, Farm Aid

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014


Willie Nelson and Friends, Farm Aid 2014 (Raleigh, NC)

Monday, December 15th, 2014

Farm Aid Finale

Dress Like a Rock Star, support Family Farmers (#FarmAid)

Saturday, December 13th, 2014


Willie Nelson looks great in his Farm Aid t-shirt, and you will, too.

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Friday, December 12th, 2014


Billy Joe Shaver, “I’m Gonna Live Forever” (Farm Aid 19940

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Neil Young and Family Support the family farmers

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Neil Young and his son Ben join family farmers and farm activists to advocate for fair farm policy in front of the US Capitol building in 1999. #tbt

Neil Young and his son Ben join family farmers and farm activists to advocate for fair farm policy in front of the US Capitol building in 1999.

“We need more farmers like Craig Watts” — Willie Nelson

Thursday, December 4th, 2014


Craig Watts video

Family farmers are among the most innovative and inspiring people I know. Let me introduce you to one of them…

Craig Watts is a contract poultry grower in North Carolina. He raises chickens for a company that can terminate his contract at any time, for any reason, without notice. Companies like these have so much power they can prevent laws from being passed that would level the playing field for farmers. They can keep farmers like Craig in limbo, in debt, and in fear that they could lose their livelihood at any time.

But Craig won’t be silenced. He feels so strongly that the system needs to be changed that he speaks out as often as he can, including on the Farm Aid 2014 stage. Craig’s courage inspires me, and reminds me how crucial Farm Aid’s work is every day.

Craig said, “Farmers need and appreciate events like Farm Aid that give us the opportunity to reach so many people. I hope and pray with Farm Aid we can make major strides in taking back control of our farms. This is an issue that touches all people.”

With your support, family farmers can fight… to stay on their land, to grow good food for all of us, to raise a new generation of farmers to take care of our soil and water.


Let family farmers know that they are not alone. Let them know they are valued, and they are needed. Thank you for standing up for family farmers. I’m glad I can count on you.

Stay Strong and Positive,

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Happy Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 27th, 2014


In a giving mood? Thank a family farmer, support Farm Aid

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014


tractor_kids has a great selection of gifts for your family, friends, co-workers, service providers. The gift that keeps on giving.

Farm Aid board members Dave Matthews, John Mellencamp and Willie Nelson talk about Farm Aid and its 25 years of inspired music, taking action and total commitment to making a difference.

June and Johnny Cash, Farm Aid

Friday, November 21st, 2014

#tbt Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash performing at Farm Aid!

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Willie Nelson, Arlo Guthrie, Dottie West, “City of New Orleans” (Farm Aid, 1985)

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Willie Nelson, Lily Meola, “Will You Remember Mine” (Farm Aid, 2014)

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Willie Nelson & Family, Farm Aid (1994) (New Orleans, LA)

Monday, November 17th, 2014

Willie Nelson and Family performs “Always on My Mind,” “To All the Girls I’ve Loved Before” and “I’ll Fly Away” live at the Farm Aid concert in New Orleans, Louisiana on September 18, 1994. Farm Aid was started by Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp in 1985 to keep family farmers on the land and has worked since then to make sure everyone has access to good food from family farmers. Dave Matthews joined Farm Aid’s board of directors in 2001.

Farm Aid 2014

Saturday, November 8th, 2014

photo by Butch Worrell

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Monday, November 3rd, 2014


Waiting for board members Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Dave Matthews, and guests, before the press conference.