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Today’s Topic: NCDA&CS in planning stages for new laboratory complex

By on May 10, 2016

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” In March, North Carolina voters approved the Connect NC bond package. The bond contained $94 million to help the department build a new

Produce scales part of seasonal inspections by Standards employees

By on May 2, 2016

It’s the time of year when things get a lot more colorful — and delicious. May is the month that many seasonal farmers markets and roadside stands begin to open around the state. It’s also the time that NCDA&CS Standards

Board of Agriculture gets update on proposed laboratory

By on April 15, 2016

Planning has begun for a new facility that would bring five NCDA&CS laboratories into one location, members of the N.C. Board of Agriculture were told at their April 14 meeting. The Connect NC bond package that voters approved in March contained $94

Field Trip: Riding along with a motor fuels inspector

By on March 2, 2016

Most people pull up to the gas station about once a week to fill up their tank. Valerie Thoms, an inspector with the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, pulls her mobile inspection lab to the gas station about

National Weights and Measures Week celebrates how inspectors touch your life daily

By on March 1, 2016

On a typical day you might think about your upcoming trip to the grocery store or maybe your weekend plans out of town. What you probably don’t think about is whether you are paying the correct price at the store or

Cramped conditions in a laboratory

Q&A about the proposed NCDA&CS laboratory

By on February 17, 2016

The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is proposing to construct a new co-located laboratory complex that would replace the following five labs: Veterinary Diagnostic, Food and Drug Protection, Structural Pest Control and Pesticides, Standards, and Motor Fuels. What

News Roundup

News Roundup: Feb. 6-12

By on February 12, 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. “Our View: If it’s tasty, the Army learns, good food wins converts,” Fayetteville Observer: Like

Tobacco scales part of Standards Inspectors seasonal inspections

By on August 17, 2015

Thousands of tobacco farmers across the state are heading to market with freshly cut tobacco, hoping to get the best price for their harvest. Inspectors with the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services have already been to the markets;

Field Trip: Inspecting scales and price scanners at the grocery store

By on July 17, 2015

There aren’t too many days that Benjamin Foster is not at a grocery store. As an inspector for the NCDA&CS Standards Division, he is responsible for making sure consumers get what they pay for by checking scales and price scanners throughout

Field Trip: Inspecting Heavy Truck Scales

By on June 15, 2015

Recycling old appliances, aluminum cans and other heavy metal items not only keeps these items out of our landfills, it sends the customer home with a little spending money. We recently met with Glen Farmer, a heavy scale inspector with