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WASHINGTON D.C. – In a proclamation today, National Agriculture Day, President Donald Trump recognized the importance of America's farmers, ranchers, foresters and producers. 

"On National Agriculture Day, we acknowledge the tremendous work ethic, ingenuity, determination, and perseverance that define generations of American farmers," Trump said in the proclamation. "Because of their efforts, the United States produces an abundant supply of food, feed, and fuel for a growing global population."

Trump credited "America's strong agricultural sector" as a key component to the the "Nation's robust economy and trade."  

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue recognized his first National Ag Day by releasing a video celebrating America's agriculture community.

“For the past 45 years, National Ag Day has played a key role in helping people understand where their food and fiber comes from and how important agriculture is to our national economy,” said Secretary Perdue. “Our farmers, ranchers, foresters, and producers in America are feeding and clothing the world – and it’s important to never forget that. I am thrilled that we have a day, really a whole week, where we can celebrate the bounty of the American harvest.”

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