Posts Tagged ‘Neil Young’

Willie and Neil

Monday, November 9th, 2015


INDIANAPOLIS - APRIL 07: FARM AID Photo of Willie NELSON and Neil YOUNG, Neil Young and Willie Nelson performing on stage at Farm Aid held at the Hoosier Dome in Indianapolis, USA on 7th April 1990. (Photo by Ebet Roberts/Redferns)

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Farm Aid Heroes: Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews

Monday, September 21st, 2015


These four are true heroes.  They have done so much to help so many, directly and indirectly, through their commitment to Farm Aid.  The money raised from the concerts they help organize has raised millions and millions (over $20 Million) that has been used to help family farmers, and create the Farm Aid organization that has grown out from that first fund raising event.    Year after year, for thirty years now, every fall,  these four dedicated artists have dropped everything, interrupted lucrative tours, left families at home, and flown themselves and their band members in to perform at the annual concert.   And they invite their friends and other musicians to do the same thing, for frees.

Millions of dollars have been raised to support family farmers, through Farm Aid.  Net works, crisis help lines, crisis assistance, resources, financial support are just a few of the ways Farm Aid has helped the family farmer stay on the land.  As well as keeping farmers on the land, networks created help support new farmers obtain land and education about farm.  Their work affects all of us — we all benefit from healthy food grown by farmers who really are the caretakers of the land, and not hourly paid worker for a large corporation.  So many farms are transitioning now, and farmers age and retire.  When there is no family member to continue farming, the productive farmland is sold to a corporations, who goal is not to be a steward of the land, but to make millions from it, with their chemicals and genetically modified seeds.

Thank you Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews

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Farm Aid Bandannas

Saturday, August 9th, 2014

This beautiful Farm Aid bandana features the four board members’ signatures: Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews.  Another way to support Farm Aid, and their support of Family Farmers.  And you get a cool bandanna! Win-Win


Buy yours here.

Vote for Willie Nelson for “CMT Performance of the Year” Award (“Long May You Run”)

Saturday, May 31st, 2014


Willie Nelson is in the running for CMT Performance of the Year, with his duet with Neil Young on CMT Crossroads, “Long May You Run”.


You can vote HERE.  

Farm Aid Heroes: Neil Young, Willie Nelson

Thursday, February 20th, 2014


Pete Seeger, Farm Aid 2013 (Sarasota Springs, NY) (9/21/13)

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

We are so blessed to have had Pete Seeger's presence on the Farm Aid 2013 stage. Rest in peace, Pete Seeger. Thank you for your tireless fight for peace, justice and the planet, and for your music.

“We are so blessed to have had Pete Seeger’s presence on the Farm Aid 2013 stage. Rest in peace, Pete Seeger. Thank you for your tireless fight for peace, justice and the planet, and for your music.”

— Farm Aid

Farm Aid supports farm organizations

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Farm Aid Board Members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, Dave Matthews, John Mellencamp

Each year, Farm Aid partners with, and grants to, farm organizations all across the country that are working to change the farm and food system. Take a look at our new column, Growing Change, where we highlight the amazing on-the-ground work these organizations are doing and the positive results they’re achieving for their communities.

For the inaugural column, we looked at the work of the New Entry Sustainable Farming Project out of Lowell, Massachusetts. They work with immigrant and refugee farmers to develop farm businesses here in the U.S., contributing to the vitality and sustainability of New England’s agriculture

The New Entry Sustainable Farming Project (New Entry) is an organization based in Massachusetts that was one of the first programs in the country to help immigrant and refugee farmers develop farm businesses in the U.S.

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New Entry’s work contributes to the vitality and sustainability of New England’s agriculture, and builds long-term economic self-reliance and food security among its diverse communities. At the same time, it is expanding access to high-quality, locally grown and culturally appropriate foods in underserved areas.

A partner of Farm Aid’s since 2008 — and a current grantee of our national Grant Program — we’re so grateful for all the work that the dedicated staff at New Entry do year-round to foster the next generation of America’s family farmers. (more…)