CHAPTER 424

STATE OF DELAWARE EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, the health, welfare and prosperity of our State and nation is dependent upon the maintenance and continued development of a sound agricultural program; and

WHEREAS, the farmers of our nation are being called upon to make major adjustments in their postwar farming operations; and

WHEREAS, the development of good pastures is the most effective way to conserve and improve the soils of our State and nation and to utilize idle acres; and

WHEREAS, pastures are the most efficient and economical means of providing feed nutrients, vitamins and other elements necessary for the production of quality livestock and livestock products and at the same time provide profits to the farmers and high-quality, low-cost food to the consumer;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Elbert N. Carvel, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim the year of 1950 as

PASTURE YEAR

in Delaware and urge all agricultural agencies, farm groups and other people and organizations interested in farming to participate in this program by holding meetings and discussion groups to encourage and promote the development of good pasture practices, to adopt the slogan, "Prosper with Pastures," and to do everything within their power to encourage our farmers to move forward in the year of 1950 with a sound pasture program.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, Elbert N. Carvel, Governor of the State of Delaware, have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the said State to be hereunto affixed at Dover this Eleventh day of January, in the Year of Our Lord, One Thousand Nine Hundred and Fifty, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the One Hundred and Seventy-fourth.

(GREAT SEAL)

By the Governor:

ELBERT N. CARVEL

HARRIS B. McDOWELL, Jr., Secretary of State