Congress Declares July American Grown Flowers Month
On Tuesday June 27, Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24) introduced a bipartisan resolution designating July as “American Grown Flowers Month.”
House Resolution 413 declares July as the month to celebrate the economic and cultural impact of America’s cut flower and greens farmers and demonstrate Congress’ commitment to support America’s flower farming families.
Congressman Carbajal spoke from the House Floor, introducing the legislation and encouraging fellow members of Congress to support American Grown Flowers Month.
“I have seen firsthand the value the cut flower industry adds to our economy and communities during my visits with our Central Coast growers,” said Rep. Carbajal. “California produces three-quarters of all cut flowers grown in the United States. I am committed to recognizing their contribution by designating July as American Grown Flowers Month, in order to celebrate the beauty this industry brings to our homes and celebrations year-round.”
“On behalf of America’s flower farming-families, we thank Congressman Carbajal, the resolution’s co-sponsors and all of the members of the Congressional Cut Flower Caucus for their support for designating July as American Grown Flowers Month,” said Certified American Grown Administrator Kasey Cronquist. “This resolution will go a long way in raising the profile of the American Grown Flower movement and educating the public on the importance of buying and supporting American Grown Flowers.”
Senators Dianne Feinstein and Lisa Murkowski plan to introduce a similar measure in the Senate. “We really appreciate Sen. Feinstein and Senator Murkowski on their leadership on agricultural issues generally and cut flower issues in particular in the Senate,” said Kasey Cronquist.