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Stressed Farmers Unwind With Willie Nelson in Wisconsin Drizzle

The audience at Wisconsin’s Alpine Valley Music Theatre.
The audience at Wisconsin’s Alpine Valley Music Theatre.Photographer: Laura McDermott/Bloomberg
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In one of the most turbulent years for U.S. farmers in decades, it was somehow fitting that Willie Nelson’s annual Farm Aid benefit was doused in a steady drizzle.