Farm Aid

Farm Aid


Edited by Holly George-Warren, Foreword by Willie Nelson

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  • Publisher: RODALE PRESS
  • Format: Hardback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 216mm x 274mm x 25mm | 1,089g
  • Publication date: 28 October 2005
  • Publication City/Country: Pennsylvania
  • ISBN 10: 1594862850
  • ISBN 13: 9781594862854
  • Illustrations note: 150 colour photographs, 50 b&w photographs

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For twenty years, Farm Aid has brought together American family farmers and people who care about their food. This inspiring volume documents the struggles and vitality of family farmers in America and the 300+ artists who have performed on the Farm Aid concert stage. With Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, and Dave Matthews, along with a who's who of writers and artists, contribute their voices, and photographers share never-before-seen photos to commemorate two decades of Farm Aid concerts.

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Starred Review in the September issue of Booklist *STAR*Farm Aid: A Celebration of the American Family Farm. Ed. by Holly George-Warren. Sept. 2005. 256p. illus. index. Rodale, $35 (1-59486-285-0). 781.64. Twenty years ago, Willie Nelson decided to have an all-star, open-air concert to call attention to the plight of American family farmers, then being squeezed off the land in record numbers by low commodity prices and high short-term indebtedness. In less than a month, the first Farm Aid concert occurred, and a long-term support system was born. The most impressive organizational fact in this lavish, compelling overview is that Farm Aid has only seven employees, not counting any of the musicians and technicians involved in the concerts, who all donate their work. The most impressive revelation about Farm Aid for most readers will probably be the range of work by and on behalf of farmers that it supports between concerts. Spot cash relief for families too strapped to buy groceri