Farm Aid benefit concert heading to Hershey, Pa.

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

The annual Farm Aid benefit concert is coming to Hershey, Pa., in September, at a time when the country's small and medium-sized farms face a shifting economic landscape.

But Farm Aid board member and musician Dave Matthews sees some hopeful signs for the future. The organization aims to help keep
farm families on the land and increase awareness of the challenges
they face.

Matthews, who will perform at the Hersheypark show on Sept. 22
with longtime collaborator Tim Reynolds, sees demand growing for
the types of farm products that smaller operations grow or make.

He says opinions about farm issues are changing, but not quickly
enough.

Farm Aid has been held nearly every year since 1985. Tickets go
on sale Friday.


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