AUG 20, 2012 – John Mellencamp, Willie Nelson, Dave Matthews, and of course Neil Young, along with Tim Reynolds, Kenny Chesney, Jack Johnson, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Jamey Johnson, ALO, Pegi Young and the Survivors, and others will play music in support of small American farmers in Hershey, PA this Saturday 22, 2012. Watch the LIVE webcast – Saturday, 8PM-11PM EST – streamed on the Farm Aid website by clicking here.
Farmers have been hit hard by not only large agri-businesses pushing them out of the market, but also drought has devastated their crops this year. Farm Aid states their one mission is "keeping family farmers on their land", but they have also expanded to include the "Good Food Movement" that promotes "Honest, real food grown by people who care about their land, their community, and their future." They show how when you buy locally-grown produce, more of the money stays in the hands of the small farmers.