National Farm-City Week, 2005, 69887-69888 [05-22981]

Download as PDF 69887 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 70, No. 221 Thursday, November 17, 2005 Title 3— Proclamation 7961 of November 15, 2005 The President National Farm-City Week, 2005 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Farming is America’s first industry, and the success of America’s farmers and ranchers is crucial to the prosperity of our country. During National Farm-City Week, we recognize the important relationship between rural and urban industries that helps keep our farmers and our Nation strong. America’s farmers and ranchers work hard, and they provide a healthy, safe, and abundant food supply for our citizens and for countless individuals abroad. In order to make their goods available to the public, they depend on partnerships with processors, transporters, marketers, distributors, and many others. These cooperative networks make up America’s robust agricultural industry and account for about one-sixth of all jobs in the United States. My Administration understands that our farm economy is a source of strength for our Nation, and we remain committed to advancing policies that will improve our country’s agricultural industry. We have successfully implemented the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002, which significantly increased conservation funding and provided an important safety net for our farmers. Earlier this year, I signed the Central American-Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement, which will help ensure that free trade is fair trade and level the playing field for American products exported to Central America. To continue to open new markets for America’s farmers and ranchers, we must also work for a free and fair global trading system. Through the World Trade Organization’s Doha Round of trade negotiations, we are seeking to reduce and eliminate tariffs and other barriers to U.S. agricultural goods. As we celebrate National Farm-City Week, we express appreciation for those who make a living off the land. Their hard work and dedication to maintaining strong networks between rural areas and urban communities helps to feed, clothe, and provide energy for Americans and others around the world. NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim November 18 through November 24, 2005, as National Farm-City Week. I encourage all Americans to join in recognizing the great accomplishments of our farmers and ranchers and the entrepreneurship and ingenuity of countless others who produce America’s agricultural goods. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:22 Nov 16, 2005 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\17NOD0.SGM 17NOD0 69888 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 221 / Thursday, November 17, 2005 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fifteenth day of November, in the year of our Lord two thousand five, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtieth. W [FR Doc. 05–22981 Filed 11–16–05; 11:12 am] Billing code 3195–01–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:22 Nov 16, 2005 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\17NOD0.SGM 17NOD0

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 221 (Thursday, November 17, 2005)]
[Presidential Documents]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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Proclamation 7961--National Farm-City Week, 2005



Proclamation 7962--America Recycles Day, 2005


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Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 221 / Thursday, November 17, 2005 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 7961 of November 15, 2005

                
National Farm-City Week, 2005

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Farming is America's first industry, and the success of 
                America's farmers and ranchers is crucial to the 
                prosperity of our country. During National Farm-City 
                Week, we recognize the important relationship between 
                rural and urban industries that helps keep our farmers 
                and our Nation strong.

                America's farmers and ranchers work hard, and they 
                provide a healthy, safe, and abundant food supply for 
                our citizens and for countless individuals abroad. In 
                order to make their goods available to the public, they 
                depend on partnerships with processors, transporters, 
                marketers, distributors, and many others. These 
                cooperative networks make up America's robust 
                agricultural industry and account for about one-sixth 
                of all jobs in the United States.

                My Administration understands that our farm economy is 
                a source of strength for our Nation, and we remain 
                committed to advancing policies that will improve our 
                country's agricultural industry. We have successfully 
                implemented the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act 
                of 2002, which significantly increased conservation 
                funding and provided an important safety net for our 
                farmers. Earlier this year, I signed the Central 
                American-Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement, which 
                will help ensure that free trade is fair trade and 
                level the playing field for American products exported 
                to Central America. To continue to open new markets for 
                America's farmers and ranchers, we must also work for a 
                free and fair global trading system. Through the World 
                Trade Organization's Doha Round of trade negotiations, 
                we are seeking to reduce and eliminate tariffs and 
                other barriers to U.S. agricultural goods.

                As we celebrate National Farm-City Week, we express 
                appreciation for those who make a living off the land. 
                Their hard work and dedication to maintaining strong 
                networks between rural areas and urban communities 
                helps to feed, clothe, and provide energy for Americans 
                and others around the world.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United 
                States, do hereby proclaim November 18 through November 
                24, 2005, as National Farm-City Week. I encourage all 
                Americans to join in recognizing the great 
                accomplishments of our farmers and ranchers and the 
                entrepreneurship and ingenuity of countless others who 
                produce America's agricultural goods.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                fifteenth day of November, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand five, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and thirtieth.

                    (Presidential Sig.)B

[FR Doc. 05-22981
Filed 11-16-05; 11:12 am]
Billing code 3195-01-P