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Farm Aid celebrates 20-year journey, heads back to Illinois roots

CHICAGO The 20th anniversary of Farm Aid, the rock concert designed to shed light (and some money) on the plight of American farmers, took place this past weekend in Chicago.

As indicated by the Chicago Tribune in an article this weekend on this unique phenomenon, the American farm is not onl......

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As indicated by the table below, Farm Aid venues have moved around the U.S. over the last 20 years.

Over its 20-year history, Farm Aid has donated $17 million in grant supports to family farms ranging from $1,000 to $50,000. As Illinois has been the focus of four of the Farm Aid concerts, here some key facts about Illinois farming courtesy o......

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