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Old 09-13-2022, 12:28 PM   #1  
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It's Sabrina here as your hostess, and this week we are joining Old MacDonald and visiting the farm to see what's there. This marks the anniversary of the first Farm Aid Concert, held in Champaign, Illinois on September 22, 1985. Here's a bit of background, from Wikipedia.

On July 13, 1985, while performing at the Live Aid benefit concert for the 1983–1985 Ethiopian famine, Bob Dylan made comments about family farmers within the United States in danger of losing their farms through mortgage debt, saying to the worldwide audience exceeding one billion people, "I hope that some of the money ... maybe they can just take a little bit of it, maybe ... one or two million, maybe ... and use it, say, to pay the mortgages on some of the farms and, the farmers here, owe to the banks." He is often misquoted, as on Farm Aid's official website, as saying "Wouldn't it be great if we did something for our own farmers right here in America?"

Although his comments were heavily criticised, they inspired fellow musicians Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young to organise the Farm Aid benefit concert to raise money for and help family farmers in the United States. The first concert was held on September 22, 1985 at the Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Illinois before a crowd of 80,000 people. Performers included Bob Dylan, Billy Joel, B.B. King, Loretta Lynn, Roy Orbison, and Tom Petty, among others, and raised over $9 million for U.S. family farmers.

Willie and the other founders had originally thought that they could have one concert and the problem would be solved, but they admit that the challenges facing family farmers were more complex than anyone realized. As a result, decades after the first show Farm Aid is still working to increase awareness of the importance of family farms, and puts on an annual concert of country, blues and rock music with a variety of music artists.

The organization operates an emergency hotline that offers farmers resources and advice about challenges they're experiencing. Early on, Nelson and Mellencamp brought family farmers before Congress to testify about the state of family farming in America. Congress subsequently passed the Agricultural Credit Act of 1987 to help save family farms from foreclosure. Farm Aid also operates a disaster fund to help farmers who lose their belongings and crops through natural disasters, such as the victims of Hurricane Katrina[8] and massive flooding in 2019. The funds raised are used to pay the farmer's expenses and provide food, legal and financial help, and psychological assistance.

I hope you found this as interesting as I did! Ireland too is a farming country.

Whatever you "grow" on your farm - crops, livestock - when you've finished your card, upload it with the keyword WT915.
It's highly advisable to also come back and post a link on the thread here.

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Here's a link to my sample: WT915 Sunshine Time by Cook22 at Splitcoaststampers

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Thanks, as always, to the rest of the team for their fun, farm-inspired creations.

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Wonderful theme for a challenge, Sabrina. I tied my card into a Jewish holiday that is coming up later this month. Thanks.

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I loved to play and sing, my DH knows the song now too!! Here's my Farm
I'm sorry for the refection but picturing acetate is so difficult!!
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Thanks, Sabrina for this great challenge. Here is my take on it-
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I used the Barn Door stamp and what do I see inside my barn doors? Santa's Sleigh and Reindeer. WT915 Barn doors by CAR372 at Splitcoaststampers
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Here's mine: WT915, Back to the Stables by annsforte3 at Splitcoaststampers

Thank you Sabrina, for the wonderful challenge and great information!
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That was interesting reading, Sabrina!

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Lots of fun, Sabrina!! Here's mine:

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E-I-E-I-O!!

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Here is my card for the challenge-- F4A657, WT915, Fall on the Farm by stampmontana at Splitcoaststampers
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