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New England reaps the Farm Aid show

A first for region where group is based

Willie Nelson, shown at last year's benefit concert in New York, says the group's mission remains one of keeping family farmers on their land. Willie Nelson, shown at last year's benefit concert in New York, says the group's mission remains one of keeping family farmers on their land. (Michael Nagle/Bloomberg News/File)
By Joan Anderman
Globe Staff / July 15, 2008

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Back in 1985, America's farmers were struggling to survive a financial crisis, and Willie Nelson, Neil Young, and John Mellencamp staged a concert to help them. For years Farm Aid, the country's longest-running benefit-concert series, traveled the country, while Farm Aid, the educational and fund-raising organization, hummed year-round in its Ward Street headquarters in Somerville. (Full article: 882 words)

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