Official State Beverage of Oregon
Milk was designated the official state beverage of Oregon in 1997, recognizing the production of milk and dairy products as major contributors to the economic well-being of Oregon agriculture. All State Foods & Beverages
The Oregon Bluebook says; "Tillamook County has long been known for its dairy farms and now Morrow County has seen growth in the number and size of its dairy operations."
Each dairy cow produces about 6.5 gallons of milk per day. Less than half of this milk is consumed as a beverage - the rest is used for butter, cheese, ice cream, milk powder and other processed products. Milk has been called a nearly perfect food - a source of protein, calcium, and several other important nutrients.