Governor Brown Issues Proclamation Declaring Real California Milk Month


6-3-2015

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued a proclamation declaring June 2015 as “Real California Milk Month” in the State of California.

The text of the proclamation is below:

PROCLAMATION

California prides itself on its vibrant agricultural sector, of which the dairy industry forms a key part. Dairy farming and dairy processing added $21 billion to the state’s economic prosperity in 2014. The dairy industry – ranging from farming to the processing and marketing of milk products – contributed $65 billion to California last year.

The hard work of California’s more than 1,450 dairy families has made them leaders in the field. Their leadership has resulted in the annual production of more than 42 billion pounds of milk, accounting for more than 20 percent of the nation’s entire dairy supply.

The landscape, economy, health and nutrition of California would not be the same without our dairy farms. I urge all Californians to take the time to appreciate the privilege of living in one of the world’s great dairy-producing regions, and to support our industry by buying Real California 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 2015, 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 1st day of June 2015.



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EDMUND G. BROWN JR.
Governor of California


ATTEST:



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ALEX PADILLA
Secretary of State