WASHINGTON, D.C .– The Grown in America Act was passed by the House of Representatives today. Introduced by Rep. Dennis Cardoza, the resolution encourages both consumers and producers to show their pride for American agriculture. Specifically, H.Res. 1558 encourages producers and farmers to display the American flag on U.S.-grown product labels, the congressman's office said in a news release.
It passed by a vote of 403-1.
“American farmers produce the finest crops found anywhere in the world. I am especially proud of their work and the enormous bounty of fruits, vegetables and nuts that are grown by our farmers in the San Joaquin Valley,” Cardoza said in the news release. “I continue to believe it is extremely important that we raise awareness and consciousness about products produced in the greatest country in the world.”
The resolution notes that the American flag is the country’s most honored national symbol and that farmers regularly display it on their barns and in their homes. The resolution further notes that the flag, like American agriculture, shows commitment to hard work and the nation’s historic ability to rise to any occasion.