How Farm Aid keeps America growing
Drought: -This assistance extends to hardship caused by severe drought such as the one experienced in June 2021 north of Kingman, Arizona.
Wildfires: -The Family Farm Disaster Fund also offers aid to farmers whose land and property have been devastated by wildfires.
How it all started: -On July 13, 1985, during his set at the Live Aid Concert in Philadelphia, Bob Dylan.
Threat to livestock: -By extension, drought can also decimate livestock herds, thus reducing or cutting off completely vital revenue streams.
Neil Young: -Dylan's suggestion inspired fellow musicians Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp.
Bob Dylan: -Also among the many artists appearing at the first Farm Aid gig was Bob Dylan himself.
Family Farm Disaster Fund: -Farm Aid created the Family Farm Disaster Fund to help farm families recover from weather-related disasters.
John Mellencamp: -And here's John Mellencamp, known for his catchy brand of heartland rock.
What is Farm Aid?: -In the wake of the 1985 concert, Farm Aid was created. A non-profit organization headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Willie Nelson: -Veteran musician and activist Willie Nelson is also seen here on that day in September 1985, during his set.