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97 STAT. 1390 PUBLIC LAW 98-206—DEC. 2, 1983 Public Law 98-206 98th Congress Joint Resolution Dec. 2, 1983 TQ proclaim March 20, 1984, as "National Agriculture Day". [H.J. Res. 311] Whereas agriculture is this Nation's most basic industry, and its associated production, processing, and marketing segments, to- gether provide more jobs than any other single industry; and Whereas the productivity of American agriculture is a vital ingredi- ent in our strength as a Nation, both domestically and on the world scene; and Whereas to maintain a healthy agriculture it is necessary that all Americans should understand how agriculture affects their lives and well-being, and should be aware of their personal stake in an abundant food and fiber supply: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United National States of America in Congress assembled, That March 20, 1984, is Agriculture Day. hereby proclaimed "National Agriculture Day", and the President is authorized and requested to issue a proclamation calling upon the people of the United States to observe this day with appropriate ceremonies and activities. Approved December 2, 1983. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—H.J. Res. 311: CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 129 (1983): Sept. 15, considered and passed House. Nov. 18, considered and passed Senate.