Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack issued his annual Thanksgiving Day message just before Thanksgiving Day.  Mr. Vilsack asked that everyone think of our farmers, ranchers and growers; and recognize the incredible contributions they make to the health and strength to the country we love.
The Secretary pointed out that Americans spend about six to seven cents out of every dollar they earn on food, far less than families around the world. Mr. Vilsack pledged that he would set with his family on Thanksgiving Day and be thankful for those who product the bounty.