Farm Aid 2014 will feature Willie Nelson & Family, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds, Jack White, and many more artists. Farm Aid will be a full day of amazing music, homegrown food, hands-on activities in Farm Aid’s HOMEGROWN Village and, of course, a celebration of family farmers.
Earlier this summer, the North Carolina Mining and Energy Commission (MEC) completed the drafting of hydraulic fracturing rules. It is critical that MEC members hear from landowners and other North Carolinians with their thoughts and comments on the draft rules. Comments will be accepted between July 15 and September 15, 2014.
The nomination period for Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committees began on June 15th and will close on August 1st. The Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, describes county committees as a "vital link between the farm community and the U.S. Department of Agriculture".
The nomination period for FSA County Committees is now open! Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Committees consist of a small group of farmers who are each elected for three-year terms. Committees make decisions about the agency's programs and conduct outreach to other farmers to improve participation and access to services.