The nation's farmers are doing something great, maybe even miraculous.

So said President Bush and Agriculture Secretary Edward Madigan as they paid tribute to farmers on Thursday - National Agriculture Day."We wanted to call attention to these people and to the wonderful things they do, which are almost a miracle," Madigan said at an Agriculture Department gathering.

The group watched a taped tribute by Bush in which he gave thanks for farmers and "the miracles they work each and every day."