Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Farm Aid No Friend To Farmers

Farm Aid and fresh food
Sept. 26, 2010

Come for the music and for the farmers. Farm Aid 25 takes over Miller Park on Saturday with a daylong lineup of iconic stars from Willie Nelson to Neil Young.

The event's mission is to help the American family farmer, so there will be plenty of information on the plight of those farmers and on farming in the 21st century. Locally grown food will be brought in to let you sample the best Wisconsin farm produce right next door.   Read More

It’s really frustrating to see Farm Aid claim to help the American family farmer.  The truth is that they only support some types of farming and they try to demonize the family farms that don’t like.  Honestly, their website reads more like an anti-agriculture group than anything that supports farmers and ranchers.  For instance, they actively use the term “factory farm” in an attempt to confuse consumers about the truth of modern technology used in agriculture.  They have even been supporting efforts to ban the use of antibiotics in livestock.  In some twisted way they think these kinds of things help farmers and ranchers.  With friends like this, who needs enemies?

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