Posts tagged NCDA&CS Standards Division

NCDA&CS inspectors finding problems with fertilizer

Maybe it was the wet weather clogging the bagging machine or poor quality control with the distributors, but whatever the reason, inspectors with the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services have failed more than 35,000 bags of fertilizer for improper weight during recent inspections. “Our inspectors spend the month of March inspecting bagged fertilizer […]

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News Roundup: Nov. 23-27

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. “Free birds: Snow Hill farm raises turkeys that are ‘beyond organic,” Jacksonville News: This Thanksgiving, some area residents will […]

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Seasonal inspections for NCDA&CS Standards Division include holiday hams and turkeys

Grocery stores around the state are gearing up for the holiday season by stocking up on hams and turkeys, which are often a staple at family gatherings. Inspectors from the NCDA&CS Standards Division are at stores making sure turkeys, hams and other meat products sold at a higher quantity this time of year are labeled […]

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Photos from the Field: Heavy-scale workshop

Most summer travelers pass by the state’s eight weigh stations without a second glance. But for long-haul truck drivers and other transportation vehicles, weigh stations are an important stop that ensures the safety of all travelers. Instrumental to that safety is a thorough inspection by the NCDA&CS Standards Division. Last week, the NCDA&CS Standards Division […]

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News Roundup: April 28-May 4

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. “Outbreak has sickened 40, hurt businesses,” Asheville Citizen-Times: A bacterial outbreak that sickened dozens in Buncombe County and hurt […]

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News Roundup: Feb. 4-10

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. “Workshop to explore ways to grow farmers markets,” Lexington Dispatch: The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Farmers […]

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News Roundup: Dec. 31-Jan. 6

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. “Horse virus appears in N.C. stable,” News & Observer: A contagious virus that affects horses has made its first […]

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Stephen Benjamin named chairman-elect for the National Conference on Weights and Measures

Stephen Benjamin, director of the NCDA&CS Standards Division, was voted chairman-elect of the National Conference on Weights and Measures (NCWM) during the organization’s annual meeting July 17-21 in Missoula, Mont. Most recently, Benjamin served as the Southern Weights and Measures Association (SWMA) representative to the Board of Directors. From 2006 to 2008, he served on […]

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Today’s Topic: Ethanol labels on gas pumps

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” This week, Commissioner Troxler and Rhonda talk about one of the most common questions the NCDA&CS receives: Whether gas stations are required to notify customers if the gas being sold contains ethanol. Currently, gas stations are not […]

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Today’s Topic: National Weights and Measures Week

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with the Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” March 1-7 is National Weights and Measures Week. It’s a time to think about the many products we buy or weigh, and even the gas we pump. On any given day, Americans make dozens of purchase […]

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