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Only Love Can Bring You Down: Why Neil Young And Pegi's Split Broke My Heart

Lauren Daley | Posted 11.02.2014 | Entertainment
Lauren Daley

I could quote any of their words like a Southern preacher quotes the Bible. My rock and roll apostles. All, to me, spoke Truth. But while the others had been divorced too many collective times to count, Neil and Pegi stood tall and strong, always.

Tom Cotton Touts Disaster Aid He Voted Against

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 07.24.2014 | Politics

Sen. Mark Pryor's (D-Ark.) re-election campaign blasted challenger Rep. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) on Wednesday for touting disaster aid for Arkansas farmers...

Food Stamps, Farm Aid Talks To Begin In Congress

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — House and Senate negotiators are set to begin crafting a compromise farm bill, including cuts to the food stamp prog...

Farm Aid and MakerFaire: Go Forth and Be Fertile, Not Futile!

Kerry Trueman | Posted 11.26.2013 | Green
Kerry Trueman

We can imagine a future filled with homegrown, sustainable solutions to our food and energy needs. That vision infused Farm Aid, and I saw it again the next day at MakerFaire.

It's Time to Stand Up With Family Farmers

Willie Nelson | Posted 11.20.2013 | Green
Willie Nelson

Today, as the minutes tick down to another farm bill deadline, people in towns and cities everywhere are taking matters into their own hands. They're standing up with family farmers and insisting on food that is best for them and their families.

Farm Aid To Feature Neil Young, Dave Matthews

AP | MARY ESCH | Posted 06.14.2013 | Entertainment

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Singer Willie Nelson is taking his annual Farm Aid benefit concert to upstate New York with an all-day festival of music and locally g...

I Meet The King in 1956 and Paul Simon Meets Two Stewardesses in 1992

Binky Philips | Posted 07.03.2013 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

For several minutes, they were pushing the buttons of the radio and whining about something that I didn't understand. Suddenly, in one voice, they shrieked "Elvis!"

Willie Nelson: American Icon

Dennis Miller | Posted 06.15.2013 | Entertainment
Dennis Miller

Happy 80th birthday, Willie. You are a true American original. May every liberal-conservative-human rights-farm-advocate-music loving pot smoker light one up in your honor.

Big Overhaul Clears Senate Hurdle

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 08.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A five-year farm and food bill that would revamp the federal safety net for farmers and eliminate direct government payments for id...

Why We Farm: The Final Chapter

Neysa King | Posted 03.06.2012 | Home
Neysa King

I began Dissertation to Dirt hoping to answer a single question: can young Americans make a career of farming? It may not seem compelling at first, but that question is the heart of the food movement.

The Question for John Lennon's 71st Birthday: Did Yoko Ono Really Break Up the Beatles?

Mario Almonte | Posted 11.14.2011 | Home
Mario Almonte

Approaching what would have been John Lennon's 71st birthday, it is finally time to look back through more sober eyes, and to finally acknowledge that Yoko Ono did not destroy the Beatles.

Farm Aid Shrinks As U.S. Debt Deal Means No Bailout

Bloomberg | Posted 10.20.2011 | Business

Extreme weather that is reducing yields of corn, wheat, cotton and soybeans is also taking a toll on smaller crops, leaving pockets of losses in a far...

My Day at Farm Aid

Rebecca Pidgeon | Posted 10.15.2011 | Women
Rebecca Pidgeon

2011-08-15-Screenshot20110815at3.19.46PM.jpg I played my set with my fantastic band in the afternoon under the hot Kansas sun, but with a grateful breeze, to a very mellow, happy crowd, settling in for 10 hours of music.

Mondo Amore, a Mission Bell and Joey's Song: Conversations With Amos Lee, Nicole Atkins and Michael Gomoll

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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A Special Benefit Concert: A Conversation with Dave Matthews, Grammy Bragging Rights, Plus More

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Watch Farm Aid 2009 Live

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

For two and a half decades, the Farm Aid concert has raised money for family farms and promoted local, organic food. All of the usual suspects are the...

Dan Barber on How the Next President Should Initiate the "Food Deal"

Louise McCready Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Louise McCready Hart

"You can't delve into this issue without being invested in the political consequences of what we're encouraging our farmers to grow, what kind of policies are being written."

HuffPost Video Premiere: Third Eye Blind "Don't Believe A Word," plus The Jayhawks, Genesis, and Peanuts 1960's Collection

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I wanted to create a video that actually represented Third Eye Blind," says Stephan Jenkins, lead singer and songwriter for Third Eye Blind.

For Dairy Farmers, the Depression is Here. Is Industrial Agriculture to Blame?

Leslie Hatfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Leslie Hatfield

If you drink milk, you probably haven't noticed any drop in the price of a gallon anytime recently. But if you were a dairy farmer, you'd know quite well that the price you'd received for the milk has dropped -- the largest single drop since the Great Depression.

Huffington Post Video Premiere: "Troubled Land" by John Mellencamp

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

2008-10-28-mellencamp.jpgThe black and white video takes its subject matter beyond the implied anti-war message of Mellencamp's tag line "bring peace to this troubled land."

Our Next President Could Learn a Lot from Willie Nelson

Frances Moore Lappe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Moore Lappe

While we're told that big agribusiness will save us, it's a system centralizing their control of our food system that got us here.