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For Immediate Release
RALEIGH, NC - 05/12/2009
Contact: Robert L. Ford,
rlford@ncpoultry.org


Poultry Month Proclamation (Photo)


The proclamation of April as North Carolina's Poultry Month is presented to Commissioner Steve Troxler by NCPF Executive Director, Bob Ford. Also pictured: Kim Decker, Poultry Marketing Specialist for the N.C. Department of Agriculture.

In her official proclamation highlighting the industry, Governor Perdue notes: "North Carolina's poultry industry is the top agricultural enterprise in our state, with North Carolina farm families producing poultry products valued at more than $3.34 billion." She further notes in praise of the state's poultry industry that North Carolina "significantly bolsters our state economy and provides nutritious, wholesome food to North Carolina families and other consumers across America and the world."