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  1. Farm efficiency in the United States
  2. Who Farms in the United States?
  3. Growth of Large Corporate Farming
  4. Minorities as Farm Operators
  5. Agricultural Subsidies
  6. Food for Peace Program
  7. Major Crops in the United States
  8. Major U.S. Crops: Corn
  9. Major U.S. Crops: Soybeans
  10. Major U.S. Crops: Wheat
  11. Major U.S. Crops: Cotton
  12. Planting and Harvesting Cotton
  13. Major U.S. Crops: Rice
  14. How Rice Is Grown in the United States
  15. Dairy Farming in the United States
  16. Cheese Production in the United States
  17. Poultry and Meat Production in the United States
  18. Raising Cattle for Beef
  19. Factory Farming
  20. Farm Mechanization in the United States
  21. Biotechnology and Farming in the United States
  22. Organic Farming in the United States
  23. Farm Aid
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Four famous musicians stand in front of a tarp.
Farm Aid board of directors. Dave Matthews, Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp (L to R)
Photo Courtesy of Farm Aid. Photo by Paul Natkin/Photo Reserve Inc.
Farm Aid
Farm Aid began in 1985 as a concert by professional musicians to raise money for poor and needy small farm families. Since then, Farm Aid concerts have become yearly events. So far over 15 million dollars have been raised and distributed to farm organizations, churches, and service agencies to help struggling family farmers. Although the performers vary somewhat each year, singer-songwriters Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, and Neil Young serve on the board of directors for Farm Aid and have performed at every Farm Aid concert. In addition to the 23,000 concertgoers at the 2000 concert, millions of Americans across the country watched the concert on television and called special telephone numbers to donate money to Farm Aid. Farm Aid also runs an information program on its activities and the plight of small farmers on its website.
Special Terms: Farm Aid

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