Proclamation 5502 -- National Agricultural Export Week, 1986

June 19, 1986

By the President of the United States

of America

A Proclamation

The American farmer is the most productive in the world. Citizens from virtually every nation rely on our farmers for food and fiber for nourishment and for clothing. This Administration is firmly dedicated to developing, maintaining, and expanding international markets for United States' agricultural exports.

Agriculture is the single largest export industry in the United States. Earnings from agricultural exports have contributed $333 billion to the United States balance of payments in the past decade, and these earnings have stimulated additional employment and investment estimated at $1 trillion.

The Congress, by Senate Joint Resolution 310, has designated the week of June 15, 1986, through June 21, 1986, as ``National Agricultural Export Week,'' and has authorized and requested the President to issue a proclamation in observance of this event.

Now, Therefore, I, Ronald Reagan, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim the week of June 15, 1986, through June 21, 1986, as National Agricultural Export Week, and I call upon the people of the United States to commemorate this week with appropriate ceremonies and activities.

In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this 19th. day of June, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and eighty-six, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and tenth.

Ronald Reagan

[Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 3:53 p.m., June 19, 1986]

Proclamation 5503 -- National Interstate Highway Day, 1986

Proclamation 5503 -- National Interstate Highway Day, 1986 June 19, 1986

By the President of the United States

of America

A Proclamation

In June 1956, the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956 and the Highway Revenue Act of 1956 were enacted to provide for the construction and financing of the National Interstate and Defense Highway System. Nineteen hundred and eighty-six marks the 30th anniversary of the passage of this legislation.

During the last 30 years, the construction of the Interstate System has brought about tremendous change and progress in our society. As the world's largest and most successful transportation and public works project, it has enhanced travel and has helped join the Nation together to supply raw material, finished goods, food, and other essential products and services, and contributed to the national defense.

The Interstate System accounts for just over one percent of the total road mileage in the United States, yet it carries approximately 20 percent of the Nation's total traffic volume. Employing the most advanced highway safety designs ever devised, the Interstate System is one of the Nation's safest modes of transportation.

The Congress, by House Joint Resolution 636, has designated June 26, 1986, as ``National Interstate Highway Day'' and has authorized and requested the President to issue a proclamation in observance of this day.

Now, Therefore, I, Ronald Reagan, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim June 26, 1986, as National Interstate Highway Day, and I call upon the people of the United States to observe that day with appropriate ceremonies and activities.

In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this nineteenth day of June, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and eighty-six, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and tenth.

Ronald Reagan

[Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 3:54 p.m., June 19, 1986]