National Farm Safety and Health Week, 2014, 56937-56938 [2014-22815]

Download as PDF 56937 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 79, No. 185 Wednesday, September 24, 2014 Title 3— Proclamation 9170 of September 19, 2014 The President National Farm Safety and Health Week, 2014 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Across our Nation, farmers and ranchers labor through difficult and often dangerous conditions to write their chapter in the narrative that sustains our Union. It is the story of hard work and ingenuity that built our country— of a farmer who stretches the last moments of daylight to tend his crops and a rancher who gathers her herd and teaches her son the family trade. It is the story of America’s agricultural sector, which powers progress in our rural communities and moves our Nation forward. As we recognize National Farm Safety and Health Week, we pay tribute to our agriculturists and renew our efforts to ensure their safety. America depends on our farmers and ranchers to clothe our families, feed our people, and fuel our cars and trucks. And with their determined spirit and know-how, they have bolstered our economy with the strongest 5year stretch of farm exports in our history. To support this vital industry and build on its record growth, this year I signed the Farm Bill, which lifts up small ranches and family farms by investing in farmers markets and organic agriculture. It also provides crop insurance, so that when disasters strike, our farmers do not lose everything they have worked to build. While our farmers and ranchers are the best in the world, agriculture remains one of our country’s most hazardous industries. Producers and their families are exposed to numerous safety and health dangers—from vehicular fatalities and heat-related illnesses to injuries from falls and sicknesses from exposure to pesticides and chemicals. With preparation and proper training, these risks can be limited and lives can be saved. That is why my Administration continues to pursue innovative and comprehensive ways to lessen these hazards. We have invested in programs that improve youth farm safety, and last year, we announced plans to support the development of a national safety training curriculum for young agricultural workers. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES This week, we salute all those who carry forward our Nation’s proud tradition on sprawling ranches and cross-hatched fields. Let us recommit to raising awareness of the dangers they face and doing our part to protect their health and well-being. Together, we can ensure a safer future for this great American industry. 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 September 21 through September 27, 2014, as National Farm Safety and Health Week. I call upon the agencies, organizations, businesses, and extension services that serve America’s agricultural workers to strengthen their commitment to promoting farm safety and health programs. I also urge Americans to honor our agricultural heritage and express appreciation to our farmers, ranchers, and farmworkers for their contributions to our Nation. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:20 Sep 23, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\24SED0.SGM 24SED0 56938 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 185 / Wednesday, September 24, 2014 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this nineteenth day of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand fourteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtyninth. [FR Doc. 2014–22815 Filed 9–23–14; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:20 Sep 23, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\24SED0.SGM 24SED0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES Billing code 3295–F4

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 185 (Wednesday, September 24, 2014)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 56937-56938]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-22815]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 185 / Wednesday, September 24, 2014 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

[[Page 56937]]

                Proclamation 9170 of September 19, 2014

                
National Farm Safety and Health Week, 2014

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Across our Nation, farmers and ranchers labor through 
                difficult and often dangerous conditions to write their 
                chapter in the narrative that sustains our Union. It is 
                the story of hard work and ingenuity that built our 
                country--of a farmer who stretches the last moments of 
                daylight to tend his crops and a rancher who gathers 
                her herd and teaches her son the family trade. It is 
                the story of America's agricultural sector, which 
                powers progress in our rural communities and moves our 
                Nation forward. As we recognize National Farm Safety 
                and Health Week, we pay tribute to our agriculturists 
                and renew our efforts to ensure their safety.

                America depends on our farmers and ranchers to clothe 
                our families, feed our people, and fuel our cars and 
                trucks. And with their determined spirit and know-how, 
                they have bolstered our economy with the strongest 5-
                year stretch of farm exports in our history. To support 
                this vital industry and build on its record growth, 
                this year I signed the Farm Bill, which lifts up small 
                ranches and family farms by investing in farmers 
                markets and organic agriculture. It also provides crop 
                insurance, so that when disasters strike, our farmers 
                do not lose everything they have worked to build.

                While our farmers and ranchers are the best in the 
                world, agriculture remains one of our country's most 
                hazardous industries. Producers and their families are 
                exposed to numerous safety and health dangers--from 
                vehicular fatalities and heat-related illnesses to 
                injuries from falls and sicknesses from exposure to 
                pesticides and chemicals. With preparation and proper 
                training, these risks can be limited and lives can be 
                saved. That is why my Administration continues to 
                pursue innovative and comprehensive ways to lessen 
                these hazards. We have invested in programs that 
                improve youth farm safety, and last year, we announced 
                plans to support the development of a national safety 
                training curriculum for young agricultural workers.

                This week, we salute all those who carry forward our 
                Nation's proud tradition on sprawling ranches and 
                cross-hatched fields. Let us recommit to raising 
                awareness of the dangers they face and doing our part 
                to protect their health and well-being. Together, we 
                can ensure a safer future for this great American 
                industry.

                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 September 21 through 
                September 27, 2014, as National Farm Safety and Health 
                Week. I call upon the agencies, organizations, 
                businesses, and extension services that serve America's 
                agricultural workers to strengthen their commitment to 
                promoting farm safety and health programs. I also urge 
                Americans to honor our agricultural heritage and 
                express appreciation to our farmers, ranchers, and 
                farmworkers for their contributions to our Nation.

[[Page 56938]]

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

[FR Doc. 2014-22815
Filed 9-23-14; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3295-F4