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Farm Aid
October 4, 2009

Gov. Nixon joined Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews and other musical artists at a news conference to kick off the Farm Aid concert at the Verizon Amphitheater in Maryland Heights on Oct. 4. Since its first year in 1985, Farm Aid has raised $35 million to help keep family farmers on their land. The Governor was recognized for his efforts over the years to help family farmers in Missouri. Pictured with Gov. Nixon in the front row at the event are U.S. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Kathleen A. Merrigan, Farm Aid Executive Director Carolyn Mugar, Willie Nelson and Neil Young.download

Farm Aid