Beginning with the American pilgrims, Thanksgiving has always focused on celebrating the harvest and abundance of food we are able to share with our family and neighbors.
The week leading into Thanksgiving is designated as National Farm-City Week and recognized due to the impact that agriculture has on our daily lives. Agriculture is tied to 1 in 12 jobs in the nation as well as being Bladen County’s #1 industry.
We all need a clear understanding of where our food, shelter and clothing come from and the pressure that farmers, ranchers and producers face each day with unpredictable weather, crop diseases, price fluctuation and lack of farm laborers as well as many other obstacles.
This year National Farm-city Week runs from Friday November 21st. through Thursday the 27th. Please give thanks for the farmers, ranchers and producers for the hard work that they do to feed, clothe and shelter us. Bladen County Farm Bureau sends a big “thank you” to all of our area farmers, ranchers and producers.
Bladen County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee Chair-Brenda Brisson