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Farm Aid announces 2012 grants

Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson

Farm Aid today announced 67 grants to family farm and service organizations.

“These grants empower grassroots organizations to put new farmers on the land and amplify the voices of family farmers,” said Farm Aid President Willie Nelson. “Farm Aid funds create opportunities for all of us who seek good, healthful food, and stronger economies and communities across America.”

Since 1985, the organization has raised more than $40 million to support programs that help promote family farms. The annual Farm Aid concert features performances donated by artists such as Nelson and board members John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews.