Farm Aid Still “Growing” Strong!!

Farm Aid Still “Growing” Strong!! 

Posted: 7:45 am Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

By Steve Craig

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Today marks the anniversary of the 1st Farm Aid Benefit Concert in 1985…

It was organized by Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young, and they still run it and perform on stage every year!

Left to right, Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, and Dave Matthews talk at a news conference before the Farm Aid concert, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2007 on Randall's Island in New York.  (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams)

Back in ’85, Bob Dylan was onstage at Live Aid, the concert organized for Ethiopian famine relief, and he stated that he hoped some of the money could be used to help American farmers who were struggling with their mortgages.  The Rock and Country world heard the call, and it’s now an annual event held in various rural locations around the country!  Dave matthews has jumped on the Farm Aid Board of Directors and is using his influence to spread the word…

Gotta hand it to John Mellencamp… he took the farmer’s plight to Congress, and in ’87 they passes the “Agricultural Credit Act” helping save family farms from foreclosure!

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Check out John Mellencamp from THIS year’s Farm Aid concert in Bristow, Virginia last weekend!