Baylen Linnekin Asks If Farm Aid Is Still Relevant


I bet Willie could get behind some crop subsidies in Colorado and Washington, if you know what I mean.
Credit: Bob-Jagendorf-Foter-CC-BY-NC

Today marks the twenty-eighth edition of the annual music festival Farm Aid. The roving concert has its roots in the 1980s U.S. farm crisis, when a credit crunch, drought, and other factors pushed many American farmers off their land. But, in light of contemporary GMO misinformation, bailouts, and crop subsidies, Baylen Linnekin asks: Is Farm Aid still relevant?