President Donald J. Trump has proclaimed today as National Ag Day, the third year that the administration has publicly recognized National Ag Day as a salute to the contributions of America’s farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses.
USDA officials and the chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee joined members of the agricultural community gathered in Washington DC yesterday evening to kick off the official Ag Day celebration with a reception at the Capitol Visitors Center. Sen. Pat Roberts, Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Steve Censky and California Representative Doug LaMalfa all made remarks at the event, which you can hear in the audio file below.
Today, Censky along with Under Secretary of Agriculture for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney will take part in the National Ag Day event at the National Press Club. Photo album is started and will include photos from all of the National Ag Day activities. National Ag Day is organized by the Agriculture Council of America (ACA), a nonprofit organization composed of leaders in the agricultural, food and fiber community, dedicating its efforts to increasing the public’s awareness of agriculture’s role in modern society.