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Proclamation 5943—National Agriculture Day, 1989

March 18, 1989

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

American agriculture is a vital resource for the world People around the globe share in our harvests -- and our prayers for bountiful crops each year.

Our country is blessed with fertile land, a benevolent climate, and generations of skilled farmers who have the will and the capacity to provide enough food and fiber for this Nation and for much of therest of the world as well.

As the most efficient agricultural producers in history, Americans appreciate the value of technological and scienctific advances in agriculture. We understand the need to conserve soil and water, and to protect the environement.

Today, Americans are determined to build on this proud heritage of productive agriculture. We are determined to promote the industry and commerce that enable our crops to reach and remain competitive in markets at home and abroad.

In recognition of the role of agriculture in our daily life and our life as a Nation, the Congress, by House Joint Resolution 117, has designated March 20, 1989, as "National Agriculture Day" and has authorized and requested the President to issue a proclamation in observance of this event.

Now, Therefore, I, George Bush, president of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim March 20, 1989, as National Agriculture Day. I call upon the people of the United States to observe this day with appropriate ceremonies and activities.

In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this eighteenth day of March, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and eighty-nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirteenth.

Signature of George Bush


George Bush, Proclamation 5943—National Agriculture Day, 1989 Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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