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Today’s Topic: Propane safety tips

By on December 26, 2019

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” As the weather turns colder, many people across the state rely on propane to stay warm. The department’s Standards Division works with

Weights and Measures inspectors help keep customers safe

By on December 4, 2019

With colder weather closing in, making sure your home is well-heated is especially important right now. Many people across North Carolina rely on propane to heat their homes and power their appliances. Check out the video above to learn about

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Today’s Topic: Credit card safety at the gas pumps. Uptick seen in the number of skimmers being found at gas stations in the first quarter of 2019

By on May 14, 2019

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” While our gas inspectors are checking pumps for accuracy, they also keep an eye out for any skimming devices that have been

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Today’s Topic: Weights and Measures Week is wrapping up; draws attention to the work of Standards Division inspectors who protect consumers in shopping transactions.

By on March 5, 2019

Every March Weights and Measures Week rolls around and likely many people don’t realize the connection they have to this annual event. This year’s theme is Ensuring Confidence in Every Transaction, which speaks to the role Standards Division inspectors have

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Today’s Topic: National Weights and Measures Week highlights the work of our Standards Division

By on March 6, 2018

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The NCDA&CS Standards Division ensures accuracy in trade by inspecting such tools of commerce as commercial scales, price scanners, gas pumps and

Looking back at 2017: our year-in-review

By on December 31, 2017

With over 2,000 employees in 20 divisions and a presence in all 100 counties, the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services touches the lives of North Carolinians every day. We have regulatory and service responsibilities that are wide-ranging, but

Curbing credit card skimmers at fuel dispensers protects consumers

By on July 17, 2017

Identity theft is a growing problem, affecting both consumers and businesses. In the last year, there has been an increasing number of reports in North Carolina of skimming devices being found inside of fuel dispensers to collect the credit and

Standards inspectors check scales for accuracy

By on January 4, 2017

New Year’s resolutions got you thinking about stepping on the bathroom scale? While our inspectors might not be checking that scale for accuracy, they do check scales that are used for commercial sale. This includes scales at the grocery store,

NCDA&CS 2016 in review

By on December 30, 2016

For a department that touches the life of each and every N.C. resident on a regular basis, it’s tough to come up with a year in review that’s not the size of a small town’s phone book. The NCDA&CS has

News Roundup

News Roundup: Nov. 19-25

By on November 25, 2016

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. “Christmas tree harvest not affected by drought, experts say,” Watauga Democrat: In the coming days