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NO. R-64. JOINT RESOLUTION RELATING TO AGRICULTURE DAY IN VERMONT.

( J.R.H. 48)

Offered by: Committee on Agriculture.

Whereas, Vermonters have historically relied on the land for their livelihoods, and

Whereas, food production remains an important source of income for the state, and

Whereas, dairy products, vegetables, fruits and maple sugar represent an essential component of Vermont's agricultural history and future, and

Whereas, Vermont's agricultural products are recognized both in the United States and abroad as representing a special quality which is not duplicated elsewhere, and

Whereas, Vermonters are uniquely proud to pass on family harvesting traditions from one generation to the next, and

Whereas, Vermonters have brought forth a great bounty from the land while preserving its natural character, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly salutes the achievements and contributions of all Vermonters whose dedicated labors continue to sustain both local residents and many consumers far beyond the Green Mountains' valleys, and be it further

Resolved: That March 20, 1997, be declared by this General Assembly as Agriculture Day in Vermont.