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Virtual country music concert to benefit Farm Rescue

MOLINE, Ill. – Deere & Company announced on Thursday further commitment to Farm Rescue, a nonprofit partner based in North Dakota, by hosting a virtual country music benefit on Dec. 9 at 8 p.m. EST.

Since its inception in 2005, Farm Rescue has helped hundreds of farmers suffering from major illness, injury or natural disaster to plant, hay or harvest their crop.

The Farm Must Go On by John Deere virtual benefit concert, open to the general public, will honor how innovative, industrious, and resilient farmers are-a side most have never seen-while shining a spotlight on all that they do for our country.

The experience will broadcast live from the Brooklyn Bowl in Nashville featuring a musical lineup of Dustin Lynch, Maddie & Tae, Mickey Guyton, Travis Denning and Tyler Farr. It will be live streamed on YouTube, at no cost to viewers. Donations are encouraged. For more information on how to livestream the concert, as well as to make a donation and support farmers in need, visit TheFarmMustGoOn.com.

“The impact of COVID-19 has been felt by everyone throughout the country and around the world. Farmers are no exception,” says Bill Gross, president and founder of Farm Rescue, which provides the necessary farm equipment and volunteer manpower to farmers in need. “COVID highlights the vulnerability of family farms – when something unpredicted happens, not only is the family carrying that health burden, but also the pressure to produce, and the stresses of maintaining a viable operation.”

“John Deere and Farm Rescue share something special-our work is driven by a commitment to empower the livelihoods of farmers. For John Deere, it’s about the machines, technologies and services that enable farmers to become more profitable and sustainable, despite the challenges and uncertainty they face. For Farm Rescue, it’s providing a rich system of support including machines and volunteers that lend a hand when farmers and their families face an unexpected situation that threatens their very livelihoods,” said Nate Clark, president of the John Deere Foundation.

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