National Farm-City Week, 2009, 61261-61262 [E9-28315]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 225 / Tuesday, November 24, 2009 / Presidential Documents 61261 Presidential Documents Proclamation 8455 of November 20, 2009 National Farm-City Week, 2009 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Our Nation’s farm and ranch families supply many of the basic necessities of our daily life. They manage a large portion of our country’s fertile land base, and they are caretakers of our valuable natural resources and diverse ecosystems. Their connections with urban and suburban communities are critical to our economy and to the nourishment of our people. During National Farm-City Week, we express gratitude for the contributions of our Nation’s farmers and ranchers, and we rededicate ourselves to providing all Americans with access to healthy food, and thus, a healthy future. Pioneered by Native Americans, agriculture was our Nation’s first industry. For agriculture to thrive in the 21st century, we must continue to cultivate the relationships between farmers and rural businesses and their partners and customers in cities and towns. American farmers and ranchers are proud to grow the food, feed, fuel, and fiber that enhance our national security and prosperity, and remain steadfast stewards of the land they love. We must ensure that farming is maintained as an economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable way of life for future generations. This Thanksgiving season, we celebrate farms of every size that produce fruits, vegetables, dairy, and livestock indispensable to the health of our families. We also recognize the vital ties between our urban and suburban communities and their local farmers through regional food systems, farmers markets, and community gardens. During National Farm-City Week, we celebrate the bounty of America, and we honor the commitment of those who grow, harvest, and deliver agricultural goods to feed our country and grow our economy. erowe on DSKDVH8Z91PROD with RULES6 NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim the week ending on Thanksgiving Day of each year as National Farm-City Week. I call on Americans as they gather with their families and friends to reflect on the accomplishments of all who dedicate their lives to promoting our Nation’s agricultural abundance and environmental stewardship. VerDate Nov<24>2008 08:03 Nov 23, 2009 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\24NOD1.SGM 24NOD1 61262 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 225 / Tuesday, November 24, 2009 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twentieth day of November, in the year of our Lord two thousand nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth. [FR Doc. E9–28315 Filed 11–23–09; 8:45 am] VerDate Nov<24>2008 08:03 Nov 23, 2009 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\24NOD1.SGM 24NOD1 OB#1.EPS</GPH> erowe on DSKDVH8Z91PROD with RULES6 Billing code 3195–W0–P

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 225 (Tuesday, November 24, 2009)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 61261-61262]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-28315]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 225 / Tuesday, November 24, 2009 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 8455 of November 20, 2009

                
National Farm-City Week, 2009

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Our Nation's farm and ranch families supply many of the 
                basic necessities of our daily life. They manage a 
                large portion of our country's fertile land base, and 
                they are caretakers of our valuable natural resources 
                and diverse ecosystems. Their connections with urban 
                and suburban communities are critical to our economy 
                and to the nourishment of our people. During National 
                Farm-City Week, we express gratitude for the 
                contributions of our Nation's farmers and ranchers, and 
                we rededicate ourselves to providing all Americans with 
                access to healthy food, and thus, a healthy future.

                Pioneered by Native Americans, agriculture was our 
                Nation's first industry. For agriculture to thrive in 
                the 21st century, we must continue to cultivate the 
                relationships between farmers and rural businesses and 
                their partners and customers in cities and towns. 
                American farmers and ranchers are proud to grow the 
                food, feed, fuel, and fiber that enhance our national 
                security and prosperity, and remain steadfast stewards 
                of the land they love. We must ensure that farming is 
                maintained as an economically, socially, and 
                environmentally sustainable way of life for future 
                generations.

                This Thanksgiving season, we celebrate farms of every 
                size that produce fruits, vegetables, dairy, and 
                livestock indispensable to the health of our families. 
                We also recognize the vital ties between our urban and 
                suburban communities and their local farmers through 
                regional food systems, farmers markets, and community 
                gardens. During National Farm-City Week, we celebrate 
                the bounty of America, and we honor the commitment of 
                those who grow, harvest, and deliver agricultural goods 
                to feed our country and grow our economy.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
                United States, do hereby proclaim the week ending on 
                Thanksgiving Day of each year as National Farm-City 
                Week. I call on Americans as they gather with their 
                families and friends to reflect on the accomplishments 
                of all who dedicate their lives to promoting our 
                Nation's agricultural abundance and environmental 
                stewardship.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                twentieth day of November, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand nine, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. E9-28315
Filed 11-23-09; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3195-W0-P