Gov. McCrory proclaims July as Got To Be NC Agriculture Month to honor state's top industry

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RALEIGH, North Carolina — Farmers across North Carolina are taking their fruits and vegetables to market, and Gov. Pat McCrory has proclaimed July as the month to salute their work.

In recognition of agriculture's importance as the state's top industry, McCrory has proclaimed July 2014 as Got to Be NC Agriculture Month.

Got to Be NC, the official state identity program for North Carolina agricultural products, is managed by the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

A series of events is scheduled during the month, including Peach Days at the farmers markets in Raleigh on July 10 and Colfax on July 18.

There is also Local Restaurant Week from July 14-23, with participation from restaurants in eight Piedmont counties.

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