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Today’s Topic: Consumers are important, too

By on July 4, 2017

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” July marks a milestone for the NCDA&CS. Until 20 years ago, the department was known simply as the N.C. Department of Agriculture

Tips to save green on lawncare items this spring

By on March 1, 2013

Spring gardens are about to bloom across North Carolina. But before homeowners dig in to a new year, the department’s Standards Division is inspecting mulch, fertilizer and other garden products to make sure consumers aren’t short changed at checkout. The

Getting ready for those spring chores

By on April 2, 2009

This time of year, some people start thinking about their gardens, yards and crops–getting the soil ready, removing weeds, deciding what to plant. The list of chores is endless. The department’s Standards Division has already been busy tackling its own

Field Trip: Gas Pump Inspection

By on March 2, 2009

Each month in our “Field Trip” feature, we take readers into the field with a NCDA&CS employee to find out more about the varied types of work that goes on in the Department. When you hear “Department of Agriculture,” do