Springfield, MO – Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young are planning a benefit concert the event and plan to play a with included Bob Dylan, Billy Joel, B.B. King, Roy Orbison, among others at the Springfield Little Theatre. Sponsors include Wil Fischer, Springfield Brewing Company, Hy-Vee, J. Parrino’s Queen City Grille and Springfield Family Restaurant.
Nelson said, “my crops aren’t as big as weed like them. So we’re hitting the road to help out others who are having the same dry experiences.”
U.S. Sens. Roy Blunt and Claire McCaskill today asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary to act quickly on Gov. Jay Nixon’s request for a primary disaster declaration for all 114 Missouri counties, turns out Drought Aid has acted more swiftly.
“Agriculture is a primary driver of Missouri’s economy, and it is important that we provide the support our producers need as they suffer significant losses to crops, pasture, and livestock as a result of the record breaking heat and low precipitation,” said Dave Matthews, a member of the Drought Aid board of directors.
An assessment by the state Farm Service Agency (FSA) has found that all counties in Missouri meet the disaster threshold of having losses of at least 30 percent of the estimated yield of a single crop or where individual farmers sustain losses of more than 30 percent, which means that can rock 30 percent harder at the upcoming concert.
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