to the editor from this week's Chronicle:
This Thanksgiving Day, as we gather with family and friends to count
our blessings, letís give thanks for the bounty we enjoy not just on this
holiday, but every day. The safe, plentiful food that is available to us,
and the products used to produce the clothing, housing, medicines, fuel
and other products we use on a daily basis, didnít just appear in a store.
They got there thanks to a tremendous partnership of farmers and ranchers,
processors, brokers, truckers, shippers advertisers, wholesalers and retailers.
In appreciation of this farm-city partnership, the President of the
United States annually proclaims the week leading up to and including Thanksgiving
Day as National Farm-City Week, this year is November 18 Ė 24.
Rural and urban residents are ďPartners in ProgressĒ who produce the
products, consume the products, and make them readily available through
an efficient production and marketing chain. Farmers and ranchers are just
the beginning of that chain. Farm workers, researchers, processors, shippers,
truck drivers, inspectors, wholesalers, agribusinesses, marketers, advertisers,
retailers and consumers all play important roles in the incredible productivity
that has made our nationís food and fiber system the envy of the world.
This week, as we celebrate Thanksgiving, letís remember the vital farm-city
partnerships that have done so much to improve the quality of our lives.
Rural and urban communities working together have made the most of our
rich agricultural resources, and have made significant contributions to
our health and well-being and to the strength of our nationís economy.
For this, we can give thanks.
Idaho County Farm Bureau
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