Proclamation 5777 -- National Agriculture Day, 1988
the President of the
As a Nation we are blessed deeply and in many ways. The agriculture that sustains us is truly one of those blessings. We do well to give thanks for our bountiful crops. They are the yield of our fertile fields; of the skills and cooperation of countless Americans, including farmers, ranchers, scientists, farm organizations, commerce, and government; and, surely, of the liberty in which the American people are free to work, create, and produce for their mutual benefit.
of the world's best farmland is here in our country; roughly half of the land
in the contiguous
As we give thanks for our rich harvests, let us be sure to express gratitude to all those in agriculture and its related endeavors who through the years have contributed so much to our Nation and the world and who continue to shape and to share the spirit and the heritage of the American people.
Congress, by Senate Joint Resolution 265, has designated
Therefore, I, Ronald Reagan, President of the
Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this eighteenth day of March, in
the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and eighty-eight, and of the
[Filed with the Office
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Note: The proclamation was released by the Office of the Press Secretary on March 19.