A Proud History of Backing

“It will not be doubted that with reference either to individual or national welfare, agriculture is of primary importance…”
– President George Washington

“Agriculture…is our wisest pursuit, because it will in the end contribute most to real wealth, good morals, and happiness.”
– President Thomas Jefferson

“No other human occupation opens so wide a field for the profitable and agreeable combination of labor with cultivated thought, as agriculture.”
– President Abraham Lincoln

“Burn down your cities and leave our farms, and your cities will spring up again as if by magic; but destroy our farms and the grass will grow in the streets of every city in the country.”
– Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan

“In no other country do so few people produce so much food, to feed so many, at such reasonable prices.”
– President Dwight D. Eisenhower

“Our farmers deserve praise, not condemnation; and their efficiency should be cause for gratitude, not something for which they are penalized.”
– President John F. Kennedy