SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued a proclamation declaring June 2017 as “Real California Milk Month” in the State of California.
The text of the proclamation is below:
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 their communities and to the state’s economic prosperity.
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 nineteen percent of the nation’s milk supply and over 33 percent of the nation’s dairy exports.
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 2017, 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 30th day of May 2017.
EDMUND G. BROWN JR.
Governor of California
Secretary of State