[Federal Register Volume 59, Number 105 (Thursday, June 2, 1994)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Page 28757]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 94-13637]

[[Page Unknown]]

[Federal Register: June 2, 1994]

                Editorial note: For the President's remarks at a 
                ceremony honoring the heroes of D-Day and World War II, 
                see volume 30, issue 22 of the Weekly Compilation of 
                Presidential Documents.

Part VII

The President


Proclamation 6698--
National Women in Agriculture Day, 1994

                        Presidential Documents 

Federal Register
Vol. 59, No. 105
Thursday, June 2, 1994


Title 3--
The President
                Proclamation 6698 of May 31, 1994

National Women in Agriculture Day, 1994

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Few images are more traditionally American than the 
                vast geometric tapestry of plowed fields and lush crops 
                that carpet our country. Since our Nation's founding, 
                farms have defined both the topography of our land and 
                the steadfastness of our national character. Farm 
                families take particular pride in knowing that women--
                as field workers and financial managers, as mothers and 
                homemakers--have been a vital, driving force in 
                sustaining this essential enterprise from its 

                Today, American agriculture encompasses far more than a 
                quiet picture of pastoral beauty. Our Nation's farmers 
                grow the food that feeds the world. Merging old-
                fashioned know-how with the latest innovations in 
                production technology, farmers across the United States 
                work to ensure that our markets are filled with low-
                cost, high-quality goods. With wise leadership and firm 
                support, women in their myriad roles in our agriculture 
                industry reflect the proud American commitment to 

                As we celebrate National Women in Agriculture Day 1994, 
                we recognize new ways in which women's energy and 
                determination are helping to keep our agricultural 
                system strong. Whether in investigating the ecosystem 
                of a Brazilian rain forest or in exploring new 
                opportunities in international trade, women are working 
                to enhance efficiency and competitiveness in American 
                agribusiness--a mission that benefits all of the 
                Earth's people.

                With an abiding love for their families and a deep 
                understanding of the challenges farmers face, women 
                have urged our Nation to action in areas from 
                environmental protection to providing health care to 
                every one of our citizens. Their personal experiences 
                of hard work and cooperation have made the world of 
                American agriculture thrive. Just as important, they 
                have demonstrated to all of us the strength of 
                compassion and the power of perseverance. For this 
                lesson and for the gifts of their labor we enjoy every 
                day, our Nation's women in agriculture have our 
                heartfelt gratitude.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, WILLIAM J. CLINTON, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United 
                States, do hereby proclaim June 9, 1994, as ``National 
                Women in Agriculture Day.'' I call upon the people of 
                the United States to observe this day with appropriate 
                ceremonies and activities.

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                thirty-first day of May, in the year of our Lord 
                nineteen hundred and ninety-four, and of the 
                Independence of the United States of America the two 
                hundred and eighteenth.

                    (Presidential Sig.)>

[FR Doc. 94-13637
Filed 6-1-94; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3195-01-P