I wanted to take the time to wish everyone that celebrates: a very happy National Agriculture Day 2022. This day of recognition is of particular importance to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and all included within this industry sector. Your hard-work and labor is vital for raw produces. Especially as we take the time to reflect upon the luscious lands that are required for the seeds and crops to grow. As I connected the appreciation of agriculture with the historical Spanish Explorers / Conquistadors / Pioneering missions that began with first contact in August 3rd, 1492. With their beautiful descriptions especially as the lands of California were discovered.

“The Spanish were impressed with the fertile lands, plants, vegetation and animals. There was plenty of potential for survival. As this area was further west of the already existing Spanish territories, the Spanish built roads to connect their territory to Alta California.” Shazia – Chapter 6 Summary.

(Gibson, 2009, p. 137)

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With this acknowledgement and appreciation, I would also include those who utilize goods and produce to create our meals or the food that is consumed. This includes: home-cooking and the U.S. Travel, Tourism and Hospitality industry. The success of food consuming, service providing industries are vital for agriculture, that include: fruits, vegetables, meats, fish, flowers and all that is part of agriculture.

These thoughts also exemplify current initiatives and efforts by law-makers to ensure that the topical issues of importers and exporters are brought to attention, cared for, to also safe-guard industries and American food security. I found the following articles that were released by the Office of U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FLA.) helpful as well as to draw attention to the importance of my thoughts.

“I found elements of romanticism within the discoveries of the lush lands, the joy of description, as sources were discovered for economic gain, strength and survival. Spain became amongst the first to bring the idea of commerce. Encouraging imports and exports to Spanish sea-ports in 1778. Ideas such as these were also published in Adam Smithโ€™s 1776 book: The Wealth of Nations, but did not reach Castille until translation.” Shazia – Chapter 5 Summary

โ€” (Gibson, 2019, p. 110)

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Reference: Gibson, C. (2019).ย EL NORTE The Epic and Forgotten History of Hispanic North America.ย New York: Atlantic Monthly Press.

With Love and Kindness! ๐ŸŒน

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