Posts tagged inspections

Tips to save green on lawncare items this spring

Spring gardens are about to bloom across North Carolina. But before homeowners dig in to a new year, the department’s Standards Division is inspecting mulch, fertilizer and other garden products to make sure consumers aren’t short changed at checkout. The department employs 38 weights and measures inspectors who inspect everything from gas pumps and taxi-cab […]

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Food Business Almanac: 13 Services for a Successful 2013

NCDA&CS food business specialist Annette Dunlap offers resources that agribusiness owners and food entrepreneurs can use to grow and manage their business. Annette is available for free one-on-one consultations and can assist business owners with financial and market planning through the agribusiness development section. She can be reached at annette.dunlap@ncagr.gov. The N.C. Department of Agriculture […]

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News Roundup: Sept. 24-30

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. “Ground beef recalled over E. coli,” News & Observer: Tyson Fresh Meats is recalling about 131,300 pounds of ground […]

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Field Trip: Inspecting turkeys and hams

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 go on in the department. On any given day, Ronnie Abbott visits between three and five grocery stores in Wake County. Across the state, he and other standards inspectors […]

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Getting ready for those spring chores

This time of year, some people start thinking about their gardens, yards and crops–getting the soil ready, removing weeds, deciding what to plant. The list of chores is endless. The department’s Standards Division has already been busy tackling its own spring “to-do list,” and staff are about ready to mark one task off the list.  In February, staff […]

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Field Trip: Gas Pump Inspection

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 you think of farmers and food? You’d be right, of course, but the department also […]

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