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By virtue of the authority vested by the Constitution of Virginia in the Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, there is hereby officially recognized:

Virginia Egg Month

WHEREAS, eggs are a convenient and nutritious food choice for today’s busy lifestyle and can be prepared in a variety of ways and used in numerous dishes such as quiches, frittatas and omelets; and,

WHEREAS, the Incredible Edible Egg is part of a healthy diet, contributing to muscle strength, brain function, eye health, and weight management; and,

WHEREAS, a single egg contains only 70 calories, is a great source of  protein, and is packed with 13 essential nutrients to include choline, folate, iron, zinc; and,

WHEREAS, Virginia egg producers care for flocks ranging in size from under 500 hens to flocks comprised of several thousand birds, with each laying bird producing between 280 to 320 eggs a year; and,

WHEREAS, in 2021, egg production in the Commonwealth totaled 710,700,000, which when packaged is more than 599 million dozen count containers; and,

WHEREAS, eggs are Virginia’s 11th highest ranked agricultural commodity with cash receipts of more than $94 million in 2021; and,

WHEREAS, eggs have been, and continue to be, consumed and enjoyed for centuries by Virginians, beginning with those who founded the Jamestown settlement in 1607; and,

WHEREAS, May is recognized as National Egg Month and we seek to acknowledge and thank Virginia egg producers for harvesting nutritious eggs to help meet the demand for this delicious product in the Commonwealth;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Glenn Youngkin, do hereby recognize May 2022 as EGG MONTH in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.