This is Buzzy's Country Store blog designed to keep you apprised of what's going on at the Store. Buzzy's is a general store located in St. Mary's County, Southern Maryland near Pt. Lookout State Park. Buzzy and Jean Ridgell purchased the Store from Jean's father Harry Raley in 1953. Buzzy operated it until his passing in 2009. His son J. Scott Ridgell is the current owner.

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Farm Aid - Then and Now

Since 1985 Willie and his friends have held an annual concert to raise money for farmers.  This year's event will take place this Saturday.  For details on how you can either watch or listen to it (click here.)  

Quick political aside here.  Billions of dollars of Federal Farm Aid has become necessary for our farmers due to the fallouts from our trade war(s) with China (click here.)  I know some of you will try to dismiss this as fake news, but before you do so you check out the facts of the matter (click here.)  We impose a tariff on them and they retaliate by slapping one on us.  Genius move wasn't it?

Hats off to Willie and his fellow musicians for 35 years of doing something proactive for our farmers.   (That it has been 35 years is another head shaking realization of just how old I am.)  And speaking of it's been a long time, here is a video of Sammy Hagar and EVH ripping thru Zep's Rock n Roll at the 1985 Farm Aid:

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