Standing with the Family Farmer

Farm Aid 2013

Farm Aid 2013

On Saturday, the great Pete Seeger took center stage, along with John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Willie Nelson and Dave Mathews at the 28th edition of in Farm Aid, this year held in beautiful Saratoga Springs, NY. In a Huffington Post article Willie said this:  “Every year, come harvest season, we gather for the annual Farm Aid concert. Artists, farmers, activists and eaters, we come together to recognize the crucial importance of family farmers. We take account of how far we’ve come and we renew our spirits for the fights ahead. We stand with family farmers.”

“Today, as the minutes tick down to another farm bill deadline, people in towns and cities everywhere are taking matters into their own hands. They’re standing up with family farmers and insisting on food that is best for them and their families. They’re seeking out food from family farms at farmers markets, grocery stores and restaurants. They are organizing to change the food served in schools, hospitals and public institutions. They’re making their voice heard and voting for family farm food every way they can. Our message is hard to miss. America needs family farmers. Congress, can you hear us?”

To read the entire article click here.

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