The backdrop for Farm Aid 2019 was the farm economy and the resulting crisis farmers face, but at our press event before the festival kicked off, we wanted to look at the crisis in a different way—from a place of strength and determination. The press event highlighted farmers and farm advocates that help us understand how—despite challenges and uncertainties—so many farm families have stayed on the land for generations and continue to see a future in agriculture. The farmers on the Farm Aid 2019 stage represented so many farmers across the country who give us reasons for hope. Farmers are coming together to make change!
This video showcases two of those groups of farmers coming together to bring about policy change.
Dairy Together is a group of dairy farmers in Wisconsin organizing farmers from across the country to present solutions to today’s dairy crisis.
Soil Sisters is a group of more than 200 farm and rural women organizing to keep rural communities strong.