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Proclamation 3262—National Farm-City Week, 1958

October 17, 1958

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Whereas it is appropriate that the Nation give recognition to the efforts and accomplishments of American agriculture in achieving and maintaining our excellent standard of living—the highest in the world; and

Whereas the food and fiber produced on our farms and ranches are the raw materials which are used by vast segments of our industry, business, and commerce; and

Whereas it is important that there be continued mutual understanding among those who produce this bountiful supply of farm products, those who process these products, and those who consume them; and

Whereas mutual understanding of the needs, problems, and opportunities of rural and urban citizens contributes to the maintenance of the internal strength of our Nation; and

Whereas the Congress, by a joint resolution approved September 2, 1958 (72 Stat. 1741), has designated the week beginning November 21 and ending November 27, 1958, as National Farm-City Week, and has authorized and requested the President to issue a proclamation calling for suitable observance of that week:

Now, Therefore, I, Dwight D. Eisenhower, President of the United States of America, do hereby call upon the people throughout the country to participate fully in the observance of the period from November 21 to November 27, 1958, as National Farm-City Week; and I request the Department of Agriculture, the land-grant colleges, the Agricultural Extension Service, and all other appropriate agencies and officials of the Government to cooperate with National, State, and local farm organizations and other groups in the several States and counties in preparing and carrying out programs for the appropriate observance of National Farm-City Week, including plans for public meetings, discussions, exhibits, pageants, and press, radio, and television features, with special emphasis on notable achievements by rural groups and individuals and on the enrichment of American country living through adequate cultural, spiritual, educational, recreational, and health facilities for both rural youth and rural adults.

I also request urban groups to join in this observance, along with farm groups, as evidence of our appreciation of all those on the farms and in the cities of this Nation who have worked so well in providing us with the food, the fiber, and the products that we need and enjoy.

In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of United States of America to be affixed.

DONE at the City of Washington this 17th day of October in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and fifty-eight, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and eighty-third.

Signature of Dwight D. Eisenhower


By the President:


Secretary of State

Dwight D. Eisenhower, Proclamation 3262—National Farm-City Week, 1958 Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/307760

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