President Bush gave special recognition to domestic fuels in his annual Farm-City Week proclamation this year.
“Farmers are playing an increasingly important role in reducing our dependence on foreign oil by growing crops such as soybeans and corn that can be used as alternative sources of energy,” the president said in his proclamation.
National Farm-City Week is an annual event celebrating the vital partnership between America’s rural and urban industries. Held traditionally the week before Thanksgiving, it will be November 17-23 this year.
During National Farm-City Week, and throughout the year, we honor the farmers, ranchers, and all those working to build strong relationships between our rural and urban communities. Our economy is strong and growing, and behind the numbers are the stories of hard-working Americans who help spur our economic prosperity and feed our country and the world.