Ag in the Spotlight: President Biden Proclaims March 23 National Ag Day
For a fifth year, the White House is publicly recognizing Tuesday, March 23, 2021, as National Ag Day. As part of the proclamation, the White House is also saluting farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses for the contributions they continue to make.
In the White House proclamation, President Biden states, “On National Agriculture Day, we recognize the unique and irreplaceable value that farmers, ranchers, foresters, farmworkers, and other agricultural stewards have contributed to our Nation’s past and present. America’s agriculture sector safeguards our Nation’s lands through sustainable management; ensures the health and safety of animals, plants, and people; provides a safe and abundant food supply; and facilitates opportunities for prosperity and economic development in rural America.”
The salute by the White House also highlights how agriculture has continued to answer the challenges of the pandemic by providing a steady stream of safe and abundant food. The White House statement, signed by Biden, also highlights how agriculture will play a critical role in combating climate change.
“I also made a commitment to tackle the climate crisis,” says Biden, in the White House proclamation. “Farmers, ranchers, and foresters play a critical role in combating climate change. From sequestering carbon in the soil to producing renewable energy on farms, we will continue to innovate and create new revenue streams for farmers and ranchers while building a resilient agriculture sector.”
Read the entire proclamation here.