Governor Brown Issues Proclamation Declaring "Real California Milk Month"


5-31-2011

PROCLAMATION BY THE GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA



California prides itself on its vibrant agricultural sector, of which the dairy industry forms a key part. Our dairy farms contribute in innumerable ways to the state’s economic prosperity. According to the most recent estimates, the California dairy industry and industries directly reliant on its products generate over $60 billion per year in economic activity.

California’s dairy farmers’ hard work has made them leaders in the field. Their leadership has resulted in the annual production of over 40 billion pounds of milk, accounting for about twenty-one percent of the nation’s entire supply.

The landscape, economy, health, and nutrition of California would not be the same without our dairy farms. I urge all Californians to take time to appreciate the privilege of living in one of the world’s great dairy-producing regions, and to support our industry by buying milk and other dairy products from our Golden State.

NOW THEREFORE I, EDMUND G. BROWN JR., Governor of the State of California, do hereby proclaim June 2011, as “Real California Milk Month.”

IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of California to be affixed this 31st day of May 2011.



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EDMUND G. BROWN JR.
Governor of California


ATTEST:



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DEBRA BOWEN
Secretary of State