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Mailbag: Help! Moles are tearing up my yard.

Every day, we receive emails through our website from people who have questions related to agriculture or services provided by our department. Answering emails is part of our efforts to provide the best customer service to North Carolina residents. The following question was answered by Jim Burnette, director of the Structural Pest Control and Pesticides […]

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Mailbag: expired products and kudzu bugs

Every day, we receive emails through our website from people who have questions related to agriculture or services provided by our department. Answering emails is part of our efforts to provide the best customer service to North Carolina residents. The following questions were answered by Jim Melvin, assistant director of the Food and Drug Protection […]

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Mailbag: At the gas pump – ethanol

Every day, we receive emails through our website from people who have questions related to agriculture or services provided by our department. Answering emails is part of our efforts to provide the best customer service to North Carolina residents. The following question was answered by Stephen Benjamin, director of the Standards Division. The Standards Division […]

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Mailbag: At the Gas Pump – Cash vs. Credit

Every day, we receive emails through our Web site from people who have questions related to agriculture or services provided by our department. Answering emails is part of our efforts to provide the best customer service to North Carolina residents. The following question was answered by Stephen Benjamin, director of the Standards Division. The Standards […]

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Mailbag: N.C. Cooperative Extension

Monday, we posted a reminder of the many ways you can contact us to ask your questions. We received several questions this week that were answered by North Carolina Cooperative Extension offices. N.C. Cooperative Extension,  is a collaboration among N.C. State University, N.C. A&T State University, county, state and federal governments. Extension staff can answer questions on a […]

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Mailbag: Ask a Question Day

Every day, we receive e-mails through our Web site from people who have questions related to agriculture or services provided by our department. The e-mails are part of our efforts to provide the best customer service to North Carolina residents. Sunday is National Ask a Question Day, and we thought this week would be a good opportunity to remind people they […]

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Mailbag: Airport scales inspections

My friend traveled to Jamaica two weeks ago. Before going to the airport, we weighed her suitcase on two separate scales and they both read 49 lbs. When weighed at the ticket counter she was told that she was 8 lbs. overweight. Who checks these scales and certifies them? – P.S. With the huge influx […]

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Mailbag: Using your county’s Cooperative Extension office

Our squash are big, dark green plants one day, wilted the second day and dead the next. What is doing this and what can I do to stop it? – TB My family has around 40 acres in Wilkes County. We are thinking of developing an apple orchard. We have also thought about free-range chickens […]

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I just moved to North Carolina a few months ago. Before I moved, I found eggs in grocery stores that were labeled Grade AA. Since I’ve moved here, I’ve noticed that most eggs are labeled Grade A. What’s the difference? -V.M. Most eggs sold on the east coast are labeled as Grade A, although almost […]

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I am a teacher and we are currently in our health and nutrition science unit.  I would like to tie in the Goodness Grows in NC program with our study of good food choices.  Do you have a list of food products that are made in NC or any other information that I could use […]

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