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Today’s Topic: NCDA&CS inspectors find card skimmers at gas pumps

By on July 5, 2016

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” This spring, NCDA&CS inspectors conducted a monthlong sweep at gas stations across the state looking for credit card skimmers. Inspectors visited almost 1,000

NCDA&CS offers safety tips for propane users

By on June 9, 2014

Nothing goes with swimming pools and hot summer nights like grilling out. As the weather heats up, more people are getting ready for the grilling season by refilling or exchanging their propane tanks. Any establishment that stores, dispenses or delivers

NCDA&CS inspectors finding problems with fertilizer

By on April 8, 2014

Maybe it was the wet weather clogging the bagging machine or poor quality control with the distributors, but whatever the reason, inspectors with the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services have failed more than 35,000 bags of fertilizer for

News Roundup: Nov. 23-27

By on November 29, 2013

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “Free birds: Snow Hill

Seasonal inspections for NCDA&CS Standards Division include holiday hams and turkeys

By on November 18, 2013

  Grocery stores around the state are gearing up for the holiday season by stocking up on hams and turkeys, which are often a staple at family gatherings. Inspectors from the NCDA&CS Standards Division are at stores making sure turkeys,

Photos from the Field: Heavy-scale workshop

By on June 18, 2012

Most summer travelers pass by the state’s eight weigh stations without a second glance. But for long-haul truck drivers and other transportation vehicles, weigh stations are an important stop that ensures the safety of all travelers. Instrumental to that safety

News Roundup: April 28-May 4

By on May 4, 2012

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “Outbreak has sickened 40,

News Roundup: Feb. 4-10

By on February 10, 2012

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “Workshop to explore ways

News Roundup: Dec. 31-Jan. 6

By on January 6, 2012

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “Horse virus appears in

Stephen Benjamin named chairman-elect for the National Conference on Weights and Measures

By on August 3, 2011

Stephen Benjamin, director of the NCDA&CS Standards Division, was voted chairman-elect of the National Conference on Weights and Measures (NCWM) during the organization’s annual meeting July 17-21 in Missoula, Mont. Most recently, Benjamin served as the Southern Weights and Measures