Today marks the end of national celebration of what’s known as “Farm-City Week.” Iowa Farm Bureau spokesman Aaron Putze says the 50-year tradition celebrates the common bonds between the nation’s farms and cities. Putze says it’s a task that requires everyone’s involvement. Urban and rural areas of Iowa often compete against each other, but Putze says this week seeks to remind us of the common bond. He says it’s more evident this year in the aftermath of the September 11th attacks.Putze says the National Farm-City Council has determined it takes only 38 days for the average American to earn enough money to pay for their yearly food supply.Putze says there’s still work left to be done to ensure both sides of the equation. He says we need to continue finding ways to make food affordable, while at the same time finding a way to let farmers share in the prosperity. Putze says all Americans can be thankful for a plentiful and safe food supply.
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