Archive for the ‘Farm Aid’ Category

Best of Farm Aid 2018 on PBS Sunday, June 16 (2019)

Saturday, June 15th, 2019

Friday, June 14th, 2019

Watch Farm Aid 2018 highlights on AXS TV (June 16, 2019)

Monday, June 10th, 2019

The Farm Aid Festival

Each year, Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews host a Farm Aid festival to bring together a wide variety of artists, farmers and fans for one mission: keeping family farmers on the land.

Farm Aid is an all-day festival that brings together incredible music, good food and hands-on activities to get folks in touch with the roots of our food. Since 1985, Farm Aid has raised more than $53 million to help family farmers thrive all over the country while inspiring millions of people to take part in the Good Food Movement.

Celebrate the Best of Farm Aid 2018.

Watch highlights of our favorite 2018 festival moments with performances from Willie Nelson, Neil Young, Dave Matthews, John Mellencamp, Chris Stapleton, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Kacey Musgraves, Margo Price, and more.

Tune in to AXS TV, Sunday, June 16th at 9/8c! Find your local AXS TV station and watch from wherever you are.

Want more Farm Aid 2018? Visit our video and photo gallery.

Support Farm Aid, Get A Shirt

Farm Aid welcomes donations at As a thank you for your gift of $75 or more, we’ll send you an official Farm Aid 2018 t-shirt made with organic cotton and printed in an American union shop!

Farm Aid 2019 Announcement

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Sunday, June 9th, 2019

“Highwayman”, by the Highwayman (Farm Aid 1985)

Saturday, June 8th, 2019

Farm Aid’s Family Farm Disaster Fund

Saturday, June 1st, 2019
Governor Pete Ricketts and Maj. Gen. Daryl Bohac, the adjutant general for the Nebraska National Guard, conduct aerial observation of the historic flooding conditions in portions of northeast Nebraska. The Nebraska National Guard will continue to work with our partner agencies to support response efforts as long as needed. (U.S. Air Force photos taken by Senior Airman Jamie Titus/Released)

Farm Aid created the Family Farm Disaster Fund to help farm families recover from weather-related disasters. We have more than 30 years of experience responding immediately to family farmers in the face of devastating impacts from natural disasters. Every dollar raised for the Family Farm Disaster Fund enables Farm Aid to directly address the needs of affected farmers and ranchers.

As farmers and ranchers in the Midwest deal with the impact of historic flooding, Farm Aid has activated its Family Farm Disaster Fund to provide aid to family farmers in the affected region.

What Farm Aid is doing to help:

Donations made to the Family Farm Disaster Fund will support local and regional organizations working on the ground to distribute emergency grants to farm families affected by the flooding in the Midwest and to offer resources that help farmers navigate their farm recovery options.

Farm Aid grants will support Midwest farm organizations coordinating locally to:

  • Make emergency grants to farm and ranch families;
  • 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.

Your generous contributions make our work possible. Please consider making a gift to Farm Aid’s Family Farm Disaster Fund today.

Contribute to Farm Aid here

Farm Aid Heroes

Tuesday, May 28th, 2019

Farm Aid Supports Sustainable Farm System

Monday, May 13th, 2019

It’s spring and we’re gearing up for farmers markets and starting our spring plantings. But we’re also keenly aware of the unpredictability of the weather and disasters happening around the country, particularly as our climate continues to change.

From floods and wildfires, to droughts and devastating storms, family farmers find themselves on the front lines of a changing ecosystem. They’ve become all too familiar with the extreme weather caused by climate change. The catastrophic flooding across the Midwest this spring is just the latest example of the weather challenges farmers face.

Farmers depend on natural resources to nurture their crops and sustain their livestock. Farmers who practice sustainable farming methods, improving the health of soil and water, are also an essential part of the climate solution


Farm Aid Mix Tape

Sunday, May 5th, 2019
On Spotify

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

Billy Joe Shaver, “I’m Gonna Live Forever” (Farm Aid 1994)

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

Willie Nelson, “Still is Still Moving to Me” (Farm Aid 2018)

Sunday, April 28th, 2019

Farm Aids champions the environment

Thursday, April 25th, 2019

“Since our first concert in 1985, we’ve granted over $24 million to more than 300 organizations. Many of these groups are dedicated to supporting the environment, from championing organic production practices and healthy soils to advocating for sustainability in the policy arena.  

Take the California Climate and Agriculture Network. They received a Farm Aid grant that helped them keep a bill alive that uses cap-and-trade revenue to help farmers who actively work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase carbon sequestration. So far, more than 110 farmers and ranchers throughout CA have received grants totaling $6.5 million. After its funding was zeroed out last year, the organization lobbied to restore it. Ultimately, their efforts were successful in doubling the allocation to $15 million!

There’s also The Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service, whose Farm Aid grant went towards their Ask a Specialist helpline, which supports farmers who have questions about organic agriculture. In one case, a newly-certified, organic grower needed help determining the optimum way to set his rotary hoe. Luckily, MOSES had recently hired an experienced organic grain grower in Illinois for questions specific as this one related to organic grain farming.”


Support Family Farmers #FarmAid

Wednesday, April 24th, 2019


Farm Aid Heroes

Monday, April 15th, 2019
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