Posts tagged Standards Division

News Roundup: Nov. 27-Dec. 5

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. “Extension mission focus on farms,” Wilmington Star-News: Mention the words cooperative extension today and master gardeners, 4-H Clubs or […]

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News Roundup: Nov. 22-26

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. “State aims to get students involved in agriculture earlier,” WNCT: An effort is underway to get students involved in […]

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News Roundup: Nov. 15-21

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.  “FDA Holds Listening Session on Food Safety Rules,” Time Warner Cable News: North Carolina produce farmers and animal-food manufacturers […]

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News Roundup: July 4-11

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. “Hurricane Arthur Damaged Hyde County Corn Crops,” WUNC: The path that Hurricane Arthur took last week hit an area […]

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News Roundup: April 18-25

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. “FDA appears to strive for middle ground in proposals for regulating e-cigs,” Winston-Salem Journal: Let the great electronic cigarette […]

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News Roundup: May 11-17

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. “State Inspectors Testing “Bad Gas” From Jones County Station,” WITN: When you stop to fill up at a gas […]

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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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News Roundup: Nov. 19-25

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. “N.C. poinsettias brighten up the holidays,” Perishable News: The poinsettia is a decorating staple for the winter holidays, but […]

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News Roundup: Aug. 6-12

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. “Eastern N.C. remains parched,” News & Observer: Saturday’s flooding rains helped ease the drought in Wake County. But overall, […]

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News Roundup: May 21-27

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. “‘Got to be NC’ says eat and buy local,” WRAL-TV: Rides and food took over the State Fairgrounds Saturday, […]

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