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Beverage

Milk

by Steven Case
Government & Heritage Library, 2007. Updated 2011.

Milk

The General Assembly adopted milk as the official State Beverage on June 12, 1987. (Session Laws, 1987, c. 347).

In making milk the official state beverage, North Carolina followed 17 other states, including both South Carolina and Virginia.

The number of milk cows and milk production in North Carolina declined between 2000 and 2010.

The designation was requested by the state Milk Commission (established in 1947), and introduced by Senator Aaron W. Pryler, a Democrat from Union County. It became law on June 12, 1987. At that time, North Carolina cows produced 179 million gallons of milk a year.

Map of dairy cows

 

References and additional resources:

Agricultural Statistics: 2010 Annual Statistics Book. NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Online at http://www.ncagr.gov/stats/2010AgStat/index.htm

NASS QuickStats Search Page (Statistics from the USDA/National Agricultural Statistics Service).

Resources in Worldcat.

Associated Press. “Senator finds milk hard to swallow.” The New Bern Sun-Journal. April 30, 1987. A11.
 

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Oh man and here I thought Cheerwine was the official state beverage. Thanks again for all of the awesome facts and teaching me something new. I know how much work goes into this site and do appreciate all you do.

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were are the facts

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It needs to tell us what state it is and what
county

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its for north carolina

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this is for N.C (aka) North Carolina :)

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I'm not 100% sure of what you are asking. Are you looking for information about dairy production and cows in the state of North Carolina? The NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has stastics on that, and even gives reports for each county. The 2011 guide is online at http://www.ncagr.gov/stats/2011AgStat/index.htm

If you are looking for specific information, please feel free to contact Reference Services at the NC Government & Heritage Library. Their contact information may be found at http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/contact.html

Good luck in your research,

Michelle Underhill

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your information is great

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this web sit is a awesome web site but i think it needs way MOREEEEE Facts !!!!!

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If there is something specific you would like to see added, let us know. We rely on volunteers to contribute articles on topics about which they are knowledgeable. Of course, writing, editing and entering new entries takes time. If there is specific information you are seeking right now, please contact Reference Services at the Goverment & Heritage Library: http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/reference/reference.html.

Good luck in your research!

Michelle Czaikowski, Government & Heritage Library

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i need the date like the day and month

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