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Weights and Measures week recognizes inspectors

By on March 4, 2022

If there is anything on the minds of most North Carolinians right now, getting your money’s worth at the gas pump is likely pretty close to the top of the list. Thankfully, NCDA&CS weights and measures inspectors help to do

Redefining the kilogram: scientists to vote on more accurate way to measure mass

By on November 15, 2018

  The Weights and Measures Section of the Standards division of the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is tasked with inspecting consumer weighing and measuring devices for accuracy. They also check pre-packaged items to determine if the weight

News Roundup: Dec. 25-31

By on December 31, 2010

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. “Counting calories will soon

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