Milk - North Carolina State Beverage
Milk In making milk the official state beverage, North Carolina followed many other states including our northern neighbor, Virginia, and Wisconsin, the nationís number one dairy state.
North Carolina ranks 20th among dairy producing states in the nation with nearly 1,000 dairy farmers producing 179 million gallons of milk per year. The annual income from this production amounts to around $228 million. North Carolinians consume over 143 million gallons of milk every year.
The General Assembly of 1987 adopted milk as the official State Beverage. (Session Laws, 1987, c. 347).