November 8th, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
In efforts to meet a pre-Thanksgiving holiday break deadline, the House and Senate ag committees are working via a joint panel to create the national food and farm policy for the next five years, with what could have significant repercussions for the nation’s farmers markets.
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August 16th, 2010 - Barbara Feiner
OrganicAuthority has long supported Farm Aid, founded 25 years ago to support local and organic family farmers.
This year’s concert will be held Oct. 2 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, WI, with the following artist lineup:
- Willie Nelson
- Neil Young
- John Mellencamp
- Dave Matthews
- Kenny Chesney
- Norah Jones
- Jason Mraz
- Jeff Tweedy
- Band of Horses
- The BoDeans
- Amos Lee
- Robert Francis
New this year is a special auction of Farm Aid memorabilia and experiences. Beginning Sept. 7, you can bid on eBay, with all proceeds benefiting Farm Aid.
The popular HOMEGROWN concessions will return, featuring family farm-identified, local and organic foods, as well as hands-on activities that give concertgoers a chance to meet farmers, get their hands dirty and learn how family farmers are connecting us to our roots.
Tickets are now on sale at the Milwaukee Brewers box office, by calling (414) 902-4000 and online. Prices range from $39.50 to $97.50.
This year’s sponsors include Horizon Organic, Silk Soymilk, DirecTV and Organic Valley.
Photo: © Paul Natkin /Photo Reserve, Inc.
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