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At Farm Aid In Hartford, Neil Young Tells Fans 'Corporate Farms Suck'

At Farm Aid In Hartford, Neil Young Tells Fans 'Corporate Farms Suck'

Neil Young, Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp opened Farm Aid’s 2018 concert in Hartford Saturday with emotional appeals for public support for family farmers and condemnations of corporate and industrial agriculture.

“The corporate farms suck!” Young told several hundred fans and reporters at a morning presentation at Xfinity Theatre. “They are poisoning you … and you can stop this if you stand up.”

Mellencamp urged everyone attending the event to get involved in the upcoming elections. “You got to get out and vote,” he said during an angry talk often laced with profanity. He pleaded with people to make sure “your voices are heard and not corporate America’s...

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