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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984
  • ^8 STAT. 1720

PUBLIC LAW 98-446—OCT. 4, 1984

Public Law 98-446 98th Congress Joint Resolution Oct. 4, 1984 [ H J. Res. 554]

To designate the week of November 11, 1984, through November 17, 1984, as "Women in Agriculture Week".

Whereas farmwomen contribute substantially to the stabilization of family farms in the United States; Whereas more than one million women are engaged, either solely or jointly, in the operation of farms in the United States; Whereas farmwomen are involved in all aspects of farming operations either as accountants, machine operators, veterinarians, crop specialists, businesswomen, mothers, or other occupations; Whereas farmwomen also make significant contributions to agriculture, the leading employer in the United States, by virtue of their motivation and pride; Whereas farmwomen are committed to the preservation of their families and farming operations and to the prosperity of our Nation's agricultural economy; and Whereas the appropriate recognition of the contributions made by our Nation's farmwomen is long overdue: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the week of November 11, 1984, through November 17, 1984, is designated as "Women in Agriculture Week" and the President of the United States is authorized and requested to issue a proclamation calling upon the people of the United States to observe the week with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities. Approved October 4, 1984.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—H.J. Res. 554: CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 130 (1984): Aug. 8, considered and passed House. Sept. 21, considered and passed Senate.