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Photo Gallery: Farm Aid 30 @ FMBP

| September 21, 2015

Kacey Musgraves (Photo Ed Spinelli)

Farm Aid, now celebrating its 30th year – is arguably more important now than it was during the Reagan era. Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp organized the first Farm Aid concert in 1985 to raise awareness about the loss of family farms and to raise funds to keep farm families on the land. Dave Matthews joined the Farm Aid Board of Directors in 2001.

Farm Aid has raised $48 million to promote a strong and resilient family farm system of agriculture. Farm Aid is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to keep family farmers on the land. Farm Aid works with local, regional and national organizations to promote fair farm policies and grassroots organizing campaigns designed to defend and bolster family farm-centered agriculture.

They’ve worked side-by-side with farmers to protest factory farms and inform farmers and eaters about issues like genetically modified food and growth hormones. By strengthening the voices of family farmers, Farm Aid stands up for the most resourceful, heroic Americans—the family farmers who work the land. Farm Aid’s Action Center allows concerned citizens to become advocates for farm policy change.

IE’s Ed Spinelli captured the All – Star lineup on a picture perfect Saturday at the First Merit Bank Pavilion.


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  1. Jeanette Quintanilla says:

    Great photos as always Ed. The action and passion you captured on these shots are stunning.