Blog | November 25, 2008

Willie says, “Give Thanks to Our Family Farmers”

Dear Friends,

Fall FoliageAt Thanksgiving our hearts and minds turn to our families and the delicious food we’ll share. Here at Farm Aid, we are thankful for the family farmers who put good food on our Thanksgiving tables and offer practical solutions to the economic, environmental, and energy challenges we face right now. But, even as we enjoy their bounty, we know full well that right now, our farmers, and our country face challenges as monumental as those during the Great Depression.

Farmers can be a part of the solution IF they can stay on their land, thriving on their farms.

To help support family farmers across the United States, Farm Aid has just launched the Farmer Resource Network (FRN). Farmers come to the Farm Aid website and using the FRN page can search our network of organizations to find the resources they need to keep farming.

We continually search the country for new groups to add to the resource network, we provide phone counseling directly to farmers who call us, and we continue to provide emergency assistance directly to farmers while they are working on longer term solutions.

We can only provide this support to family farmers with your help! Your gift of $104 provides 2 hours of phone counseling for a farmer. $48 provides 4 hours of research identifying new groups.

Before you sit down to your Thanksgiving meal, please give thanks for the farmers without whom it would not be possible. Through a gift to Farm Aid, you can provide farmers the best help with our Farmer Resource Network.

Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving!

Stay Strong and Positive,

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