Proclamation 5579 -- National Farm-City Week, 1986
the President of the
American agriculture is the most productive in the world. Our Nation's consumers have the broadest selection of nutritious and healthful food in the world, and we purchase our food for only around 15 percent of after-tax income. Because we are most grateful for this abundance and we share it gladly with other lands, we lead in providing food aid programs around the world. In addition, we are a huge commercial exporter and dependable supplier of food and fiber.
Nation and the world owe many thanks for this bounty to American farmers, whose
dedication, enterprise, hard work, and good management are models of modern
productivity. One American farm worker supplies food and fiber for 75 people,
60 here in the
We also owe thanks to our farmers' partners in our agricultural system -- the rural townspeople and the city workers who maintain a pipeline of production supplies to farms. We are grateful as well to the truckers, shippers, processors, warehousers, retailers, and others in our chain of marketing distributors.
Each year at Thanksgiving time, our Nation pauses for Farm-City Week activities to recognize the enterprise that makes this bountiful agricultural harvest possible through the blessings of our Creator.
Therefore, I, Ronald Reagan, President of the
Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-sixth day of November,
in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and eighty-six, and of the
with the Office of the Federal Register, ,