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Under the Harvest Moon: Farm Aid 2013, which will take place on Saturday, September 21, at Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, New York!

This year, the Farm Aid stage will feature returning favorites and artists joining us for the very first time who we’re sure you’ll love.

Updated current Lineup:

21 September 2013, again a FarmAid Festival.

There’ll be a webcast as well :  “Watch the webcast, Farm Aid 2013 Live Presented by Amy’s Kitchen here on farmaid.org starting at 5pm EDT on September 21.”

http://www.farmaid.org/…/k.8E86/About_the_Concert.htm

Watch the webcast, Farm Aid 2013 Live Presented by Amy’s Kitchen here on farmaid.org starting at 5pm EDT on September 21.

Neil hawks Farm Bill. Will it happen?

Neil Young looked  like an album cover during his appearance at a recent Farm Bill press conference – black fedora, sunglasses, muttonchop sideburns, green “Go Family Farms” tee, according to a Washington Post blog.

Musician Neil Young talks with Sen. Debbie Stabenow at the National Farmers Union rally on Capitol Hill Monday. (Tom Williams / CQ Roll Call via Getty Images)

Musician Neil Young talks with Sen. Debbie Stabenow at the National Farmers Union rally on Capitol Hill Monday. (Tom Williams / CQ Roll Call via Getty Images)

Congress has tried and failed for more than a year to complete a new five-year farm bill. Now, with Congress embroiled in a fierce debate over whether to intervene in Syria, some are worried the chance to act this year on time may have already passed, U.S. News Weekly reported:

“Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., voiced her frustration Monday during a press conference with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, as well as farm advocate musician Neil Young,  that the bill has been left waiting in the balance for far too long. In an attempt to garner more attention for the agriculture bill long-time family farm advocate Young also made the case for action.”

The Post said Neil “Sounded passionate, if a little windy. Spoke without notes for 10 minutes touching on family farmers, the plight of Native Americans near Canadian oilsand developments, and fuel-efficient speeds (“It’s better to drive 55 than 75”). Back story: Young arrived at the rally via a meandering cross-continent trip in his converted bio-electric ’59 Lincoln. “When the electrity runs out, the American farmers and the Canadian farmers and the crops that you grow make this car go. . . Some people are saying cars don’t run right [on ethanol]. . . That’s disinformation.”

 

Soundbite: “I love what [ethanol] smells like and how it makes my car go. . . It’s a beautiful fuel.”

The current farm bill expires on Sept. 30, giving Congress just nine working days to pass a comprehensive bill.

Politics forced the  House to drag its feet on the farm bill this summer. Internal GOP squabbles over how much money should be spent on the country’s food assistance programs, forced the House to separate the agricultural portion of the bill from the nutrition title. As it stands now, the House has passed an agriculture bill, but has not voted on a bill to reform food stamps.

 

Read more at:

http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2013/09/09/will-congress-pass-a-farm-bill-this-year?s_cid=rss:will-congress-pass-a-farm-bill-this-year

Also The Washington Post, more Neil slanted:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/reliable-source/wp/2013/09/09/celebvocate-neil-young-for-ethanol-and-the-farm-bill/

More Artists Announced for Farm Aid 2013

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Farm Aid Email Update

We’re thrilled to announce additions to the lineup for Farm Aid 2013, which will take place on Saturday, September 21, at Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, New York!

This year, the Farm Aid stage will feature returning favorites and artists joining us for the very first time who we’re sure you’ll love.

	* Willie Nelson 
	* John Mellencamp 
	* Jack Johnson 
	* Kacey Musgraves 
	* Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real 
	* JD & The Straight Shot 
	* Pegi Young & The Survivors    	
        * Neil Young 
	* Dave Matthews with Tim Reynolds 
	* Amos Lee 
	* Toad the Wet Sprocket 
	* Bahamas 
	* Carlene Carter

Get Your Tickets Starting Friday

Tickets for Farm Aid 2013 will go on sale Friday, June 28, at 10 a.m. EDT. Tickets are available at  SPAC’s Box Office, or by phone at 800-745-3000. Ticket prices range from $45 to $150.

Find more information at farmaid.org/tickets.

Farm Aid Pre-Sale

Thank you to all the Farm Aid members who participated in our ticket pre-sale. We completely sold out in record time!

Neil Young again heads Farm Aid line-up

4821909120_3d9fd937b4Farm Aid will return to New York for the first time since 2007 this September, when the  annual benefit concert takes place at Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs,  NY on September 21.

This year’s line-up will feature Farm Aid co-founders Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp as well as  Farm Aid regulars Neil  Young and Dave  Matthews. More artists will be announced soon.

A FarmAid.org pre-sale for tickets begins on Tuesday, June 18, at noon EDT. The general  onsale will take place Friday, June 28, at 10 a.m. EDT. Farm Aid is the longest running  series of benefit concerts in America. Organizers have raised over $43 million to benefit  family farmers. The first Farm Aid concert took place on September 22, 1985 in Champaign,  IL. Last year’s concert was held at Hersheypark Stadium in Hershey, PA.

 

Read more at:

http://www.farmaid.org/site/c.qlI5IhNVJsE/b.6236707/k.8E86/About_the_Concert.htm

 

2012-09-22 Hersheypark Stadium, Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA Farm Aid 2012

w/ Crazy Horse
1. Love Like Water (guests with Pegi Young & The Survivors on electric guitar )
2. Country Home
3. Ramada Inn
4. Mr. Soul
5. Homegrown        (accompanied by Willie Nelson on guitar and vocals)
6. Like A Hurricane
7. Will The Circle Be Unbroken     (guests with Willie Nelson)
8. Roll Me Up And Smoke Me When I Die     (guests with Willie Nelson)
Neil Young – vocals, electric guitar
Frank Sampedro – electric guitar, keyboards, vocals
Billy Talbot – bass, vocals
Ralph Molina – drums, vocals
Set list thanks to Tom Hambleton at Sugar Mountain.

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by ~Cameron Crowe, Rolling Stone 1979

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