Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. yesterday issued a proclamation declaring June 2018 as “Real California Milk Month” in 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 their communities and to the state’s economic prosperity.
Thanks to our dairy farmers’ hard work, California produces 40 billion pounds of milk annually, accounting for nearly a fifth of the nation’s milk supply and 32 percent of the nation’s dairy exports. Dairy ranks number three in the top valued agricultural exports, with a value of $1.41 billion.
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 2018, 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 5th day of June 2018.
EDMUND G. BROWN JR.
Governor of California
Secretary of State