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Wednesday, August 14th, 2019

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

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This day in Willie Nelson history: Farm Aid XXVI (Kansas City, MO) (August 13, 2011)

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

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photo: Mary Francis Andrews

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Farm Aid 2019

Monday, August 12th, 2019

Support Family Farmers

Sunday, August 11th, 2019

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Billy Joe Shaver, “Georgia on a Fast Train” (Farm Aid 1994)

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

Willie Nelson Wisdom

Sunday, July 28th, 2019

Luke Combs added to Farm Aid artist lineup

Wednesday, July 24th, 2019

www,FarmAid.org

EAST TROY, Wis., July 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Award-winning country music artist Luke Combs will support Farm Aid at its annual music and food festival on Saturday, Sept. 21, at Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy, Wisconsin, the organization announced today.

“I am honored and excited to be a part of the history that is Farm Aid,” said Combs, who is from Asheville, NC. “The band and I can’t wait to spend the day with Willie [Nelson] and meet some of the local family farmers at the show. This festival means a lot to these farmers and to us.”

Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music Award-winner Combs is a multi-platinum country singer-songwriter. This year will mark his first Farm Aid appearance. He joins the star-studded Farm Aid 2019 lineup, which features Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews with Tim Reynolds, as well as Bonnie Raitt, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Margo Price, Jamey Johnson, Tanya Tucker, Brothers Osborne, Yola, and Particle Kid.

After an extremely successful sales so far, a limited number of Farm Aid 2019 tickets remain available for purchase at Livenation.com. Individual ticket prices range from $54.50 to $249.50.

Farm Aid will make additional announcements throughout the summer, including ways everyone can get involved in the annual festival’s events and in the local farm and food movement. For event updates, follow Farm Aid on Twitter (@FarmAid), Facebook (facebook.com/farmaid) and Instagram (instagram.com/farmaid), and visit farmaid.org/festival. Festivalgoers are encouraged to use the hashtags #FarmAid2019 and #Road2FarmAid to join the conversation on social media around this year’s festival.

Farm Aid welcomes the participation of the business community and offers corporate sponsorship and VIP hospitality opportunities. For more information, contact Glenda Yoder at glenda@farmaid.org.

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 $57 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.

Farm Aid 2019

Sunday, July 21st, 2019

FARM AID 2019 TICKETS ON SALE NOW

We hope you’ll join us at the beautiful Alpine Valley Music Theatre in Wisconsin on September 21! Click here to buy tickets on Livenation.com.

We’ll be making some exciting announcements about the festival very soon, so stay tuned!GET ALL THE FARM AID 2019 DETAILS

If you didn’t do so already, please visit our Stand with Farmers page to read our four basic demands and add your name to our petition.

Together in action,

Alicia Harvie
Advocacy & Farmer Services Director

COUNTDOWN TO FARM AID 2019:

Saturday, July 20th, 2019

Stand With Farmers

Monday, July 15th, 2019

www.FarmAid.org

I’ve got an update on Farm Aid 2019 for you below, but first I wanted to let you know about an important opportunity for you to stand with farmers.

The people who grow our food deserve to make a fair living. But that’s out of reach for the livestock and poultry farmers who work in an industry where the power of giant corporations leaves them trapped in a rigged marketplace, vulnerable to abusive business practices. On the Farm Aid hotline, we hear from many farmers and ranchers who are barely hanging on in this system. They work hard to grow our food, yet they struggle to feed their own families.

This summer, the USDA will release a rule aimed at protecting basic rights for livestock and poultry farmers that most of us take for granted – rights like the freedom of speech and the freedom to join together in association. We’re asking you to stand by farmers and let the USDA know you want strong safeguards to give farmers a fighting chance against corporate power.

Showing your support is easy. We’re delivering a petition to the USDA this summer and we’d like you to add your name.STAND WITH FARMERS: SIGN OUR PETITION TODAY

FARM AID 2019 TICKETS ON SALE NOW

We hope you’ll join us at the beautiful Alpine Valley Music Theatre in Wisconsin on September 21! Click here to buy tickets on Livenation.com.

We’ll be making some exciting announcements about the festival very soon, so stay tuned!GET ALL THE FARM AID 2019 DETAILS

If you didn’t do so already, please visit our Stand with Farmers page to read our four basic demands and add your name to our petition.

Together in action,

Alicia Harvie
Advocacy & Farmer Services Director

COUNTDOWN TO FARM AID 2019:

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Farm Aid 2019 in Wisconsin (Tickets on Sale Now)

Saturday, July 13th, 2019

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Willie Nelson’s Star-Studded Farm Aid 2019 Lineup

Friday, July 12th, 2019

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by: Lauren Laffer

Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews with Tim Reynolds are calling upon their fans and friends in the music industry to help family farmers at this year’s Farm Aid music and food festival.

Scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 21 at the Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy, Wisconsin, the performers include Bonnie Raitt, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Margo Price, Jamey Johnson, Tanya Tucker, Brothers Osborne, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Yola, and Particle Kid, with additional acts to be named later this summer.

Farm Aid’s goal is to help farmers suffering in the economic climate that mimics the one in 1985 when the concert first began.  According to a press release, median farm income will be -$1,449 this year, while net farm income will be 8% higher than previous years. Suicide from those working in agricultural industries is also increasing.

“With devastating weather, low prices and harmful farm and trade policies, America’s family farmers are facing immense challenges to hold on to their farms. It’s not right … family farmers are essential for all of us,” Farm Aid President and Founder Willie Nelson said in the release. “By bringing our festival to the heart of the struggle, we will stand side by side with farmers. At Farm Aid 2019, we’ll highlight solutions and show our support for family farmers’ contributions to our health, economy and environment.”

During Farm Aid 2019, food stands will showcase family farm-sourced ingredients. The stands will also feature HOMEGROWN Concessions, which uses compostable serviceware in an attempt of creating zero waste.

Since the inception of Farm Aid, Nelson, Young, Mellencamp and Matthews have helped raise more than $57 million to help support programs that help farmers flourish.

Tickets for Farm Aid 2019 go on sale at livenation.com beginning Friday, July 12 at 10 a.m. CDT.


Farm Aid 2019 in Wisconsin (Sept. 21, 2019)

Thursday, July 11th, 2019
photo: Rick Diamond

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by: Bobby Moore

At a time when economic changes have forced the closure of an estimated 3,000 dairy farms nationwide, Willie Nelson and collaborators Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews are taking Farm Aid to the heart of Wisconsin.

The 24th annual event comes to the Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy, Wis. on Sept. 21. Country and Americana acts dominate the initial list of performers: Margo Price, Bonnie Raitt, Tanya Tucker, Tim Reynolds, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Jamey Johnson, Brothers Osborne, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Yola and Nelson’s son Micah Nelson’s alter-ego, Particle Kid.

Per its website, Farm Aid has raised $57 million since 1985 to promote a strong and resilient family farm system of agriculture. Farm Aid is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to keep family farmers on the land.

“With devastating weather, low prices and harmful farm and trade policies, America’s family farmers are facing immense challenges to hold on to their farms. It’s not right… family farmers are essential for all of us,” Nelson says in a press release.”By bringing our festival to the heart of the struggle, we will stand side by side with farmers. At Farm Aid 2019, we’ll highlight solutions and show our support for family farmers’ contributions to our health, economy and environment.”

A dairy farm hotbed makes sense as the festival’s host location. “We’re bringing Farm Aid to the heartland because we need to show the country what’s happening to the people who grow our food and take care of our soil and water,” Mellencamp says. “We want family farmers to know that we won’t let them go down without a fight. And neither should you — farmers need us, and we need farmers.”

For further details and ticket pre-sale information, visit the Farm Aid website.

Farm Aid to play Alpine Valley with Willie Nelson, Neil Young, Dave Matthews, Bonnie Raitt

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

www.chicagotribune.com
by; Greg Kot

Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews will once again bring Farm Aid to the Midwest on Sept. 21 with a concert at Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy, Wis.

The lineup also will include Bonnie Raitt, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, Margo Price, Jamey Johnson, Tanya Tucker, Brothers Osborne, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Yola and Particle. Additional acts will be announced at a later date.

Tickets ($54.50 to $249.50) will be available at 10 a.m. Friday at livenation.com.

Farm Aid celebrated its 25th anniversary in Milwaukee at Miller Park in 2010 and last played the Chicago area on its 30th anniversary in 2015 at Northerly Island.