Honoring President’s Day and American Agriculture

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Honoring President’s Day and American Agriculture

A farm covered of snow in the winter with the sund behind the american flag.

A farm covered of snow in the winter with the sund behind the american flag.

A farm covered of snow in the winter with the sund behind the american flag.

As we reflect on American history and the impact of agriculture, we remember the many leaders who recognized the importance of the industry and the farm families who make up our great nation. Words from our former leaders (source: Farm Policy Facts):

 

“Our farmers deserve praise, not condemnation; and their efficiency should be cause for gratitude, not something for which they are penalized.” – President John F. Kennedy

“Cultivators are the most valuable citizens…they are tied to their country.” – President Thomas Jefferson

“In no other country do so few people produce so much food, to feed so many, at such reasonable prices.” – President Dwight D. Eisenhower

“Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil, and you’re a thousand miles from the corn field.” – President Dwight D. Eisenhower

“It will not be doubted that with reference either to individual or national welfare, agriculture is of primary importance.” – President George Washington

“Burn down your cities and leave our farms, and your cities will spring up again as if by magic; but destroy our farms and the grass will grow in the streets of every city in the country.” – William Jennings Bryan

“The farmer is the only man in our economy who buys everything at retail, sells everything at wholesale, and pays the freight both ways.” – President John F. Kennedy