Wisconsin Farmers Union receives Farm Aid grant

Wisconsin Farmers Union has received nine-thousand dollars from Farm Aid.

Executive Director Julie Keown-Bomar tells Brownfield they are grateful for the grant funding. “We’ve been working closely with them for years. They’re so supportive of family farmers for decades now and we were the recipients of a grant that will help us raise up some issues having to do with working people, with farmers and laborers in the food system.”

Keown-Bomar says the new funding will help them re-start a podcast elevating issues of importance to farmers and consumers. “Not only how workers are treated in the food system and how we need to do better in terms of living wages, but also how important it is for farmers to receive a fair price at the farm gate.”

The annual Farm Aid music festival recently issued 1.3 million dollars in grants to various farm-related organizations.  Farm Aid has raised more than 78 million dollars over the past 35 years.

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