There is no question that this year has been a difficult one for all of us. Through it all agriculture as always has remained strong and resilient, one of the many reasons I and the JCS family love this industry we serve.
To give back this year, JCS Marketing invited Fox News co-host Jesse Watters to meet with growers, dignitaries and local political leaders at our My Ag Nite celebration. It was a reminder of what we all stand for and the values we share. The evening was a tribute to the toil and triumphs of farming, the grace of God, the steadfastness of our conservative values, and the precious freedoms we cherish.
We stand united on the fertile grounds of California, a land bountiful and generous. Yet, it’s with a heavy heart that we must acknowledge the looming shadow over our livelihoods. Agriculture, the lifeblood of the nation, is under siege. Regulations, unfounded criticisms, and economic pressures threaten to uproot our way of life, a way of life that feeds the world and represents the American spirit.
But as we approach a new year, let us remember that adversity seeds resilience. We are the custodians of this earth, the guardians of our heritage. It is not merely soil that we till, but the very foundation of our children’s future. Our legacy is etched in rows of tilled earth, in the sweat on our brows, and in the silent prayers whispered over our crops.
As Californians, as Americans, we must defend this legacy. If we do not stand resolute in protecting agriculture, the roots of this great land will wither. We must be the voice for the voiceless crops and the untold stories of the trees.
We cannot, we shall not, let this pass. Our resolve and commitment must not waver. We must nurture and defend our heritage, for in doing so, we safeguard the heart of our nation.
My Ag Nite helped to reaffirm our commitment. To the soil, to the soul of our nation, we pledge our unwavering dedication. For if we lose our grasp on agriculture, we lose ourselves.
This is my message and my promise to you, the loyal readers of West Coast Nut. God bless you, God bless our precious land and God bless America.