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October 22, 1955


JAMA. 1955;159(8):781. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02960250043014

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In his State of the Union Message in 1954 President Eisenhower said, "The well-being of our 160 million people demands a stable and prosperous agriculture. Conversely, every farmer knows he cannot prosper unless all America prospers." Acknowledging this counsel, the American Medical Association, together with 400 other organizations, is participating this week in the first observance of Farm/City Week, October 23-29. Under the sponsorship of the Farm-City Conference, an informal alliance of leaders in industry, agriculture, and the professions, the observance is dedicated to the creation of better understanding between rural and urban dwellers. Specifically, its function is to provide demonstrations of the civic, social, and economic bonds between city and farm neighbors that characterize our national vigor.

Kiwanis International and its member clubs are spearheading this program, which is being formally launched today (October 22) by the Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Taft Benson at the Department's Agricultural Research Center

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