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Young and Green (new Farm Aid blog)

Saturday, January 17th, 2015

#tbt here's a HOMEGROWN Youthmarket moment from Farm Aid 2014! Be sure to check out Young & Green, a new blog on HOMEGROWN.org

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Here’s a HOMEGROWN Youthmarket moment from Farm Aid 2014!

Be sure to check out Young & Green, a new blog on HOMEGROWN.org

Willie Nelson and Neil Young

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

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No farmers, no food

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

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Support family farmers in 2015;

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Make a tax deductible gift to Farm Aid

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

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“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.”

— Craig Watts, North Carolina Farmer

Thank you for supporting family farmers with a gift to Farm Aid today. Your donation supports our work to build a family farm food system that protects our farmers, our communities, our planet and our health — all of us!

With your help, 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. Thanks for doing your part by donating to Farm Aid today.

Donate here:

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Saturday, December 27th, 2014

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Willie Nelson stands with family farmers and ranchers protecting our land and water.?#?NoKXL?

Look what Farm Aid did in 2014 (with support from folks who care like you)

Friday, December 26th, 2014
Dear Linda,

Look at what Farm Aid Supporters did in 2014!

We are able to do our work because of YOU. Your support in 2014 made it possible for Farm Aid to accomplish great things. Today, I want to share the difference you’ve made for family farmers. Together we are growing the best possible farm and food system!

Farm Aid 2014
Farm Aid Grants
Farm Aid Hotline
Farm Aid Drought
Thank you for being part of the Farm Aid family. I hope you will consider a gift of support today. I can’t wait to see what we accomplish together in 2015!

MAKE A DONATION

Be well and eat well,

Jennifer Fahy
Jennifer Fahy
Communications Director
Farm Aid

Farm Aid Supports the Family Farmers (and you can support Farm Aid)

Saturday, December 20th, 2014

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Have you ever doubted the value of what you are doing? Have you ever asked yourself, “Does anybody really care?” I have.

Farming can be a lonely job sometimes. Not long ago, I was in a rut. It seemed to me that people didn’t really care about what my family grew for them, or how we did it.

But then a tornado destroyed our family’s farm. We did not have the resources to rebuild. We wondered if this was the end of our family business and our purpose of more than 30 years. Things were looking pretty bleak. But an amazing thing happened.

People from all over the country began to reach out and encourage us. I was blown away by the fellowship among our community. I was strengthened by our network of friends. Volunteers showed up at the farm to help us rebuild. We were energized again for the first time in a very long time.

DONATE TO FARM AID

Farm Aid was there for us in the first days after the tornado. They sent us a relief check that week. It felt good to talk to a person on the other end of the line, knowing that we mattered to Farm Aid and that they valued our family’s commitment to the land and our customers.

Several of our customers gave us checks and begged us to stay in business. They said they needed us. Peyton, a young girl here in North Texas, collected money from her friends and presented a jar to me with more than $750 in it. She calls us “her farm.”

Farm Aid, our community, and our country rallied around us and gave us the hope we so desperately needed. Giving a person hope — that is crucially important and it makes a huge difference. I’m asking you to make a contribution to Farm Aid today. I know there are family farmers all over the country like me, who could use a little hope right now.

Thank you for your support,

Robert Hutchins
Rehoboth Ranch

P.S. Please support Farm Aid with a tax-deductible gift today! You and I can work together to change our food system.

Willie Nelson, Dave Matthews, Farm Aid

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

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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.

I think this design is gone, but they have lots of great designs, fair prices, hats, dvds and more. Get something for yourself and a friend.

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Support Farm Aid

Friday, December 12th, 2014

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

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

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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

 

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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

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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.

MAKE A DONATION

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,

Willie
Willie Nelson SignatureWillie Nelson
President
Farm Aid

Happy Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

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