June 28, 1985
Act 998 of the Arkansas General Assembly designating milk as the state’s official beverage became effective, having met with no opposition. It had been introduced by Representative Bobby Glover of the Seventy-second District (covering Prairie County and part of Lonoke County). Reasons offered for the designation included milk’s healthfulness, the desirability of encouraging milk consumption, and the importance of the dairy sector in Arkansas. The legislation did not specify a type or grade of milk, leaving it up to Arkansans to consume the variety of their choice.