Today’s Topic: National Weights and Measures Week

by | Mar 2, 2010

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 decisions. Consumers can trust the accuracy of what they weigh, buy or pump because of a national, local and state weights and measures system.

The first weights and measures law was signed in the United States on March 2, 1799. These laws protect both consumers and businesses by ensuring accuracy.

Listen in as Commissioner Troxler and Rhonda Garrison discuss how the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Standards Division enforces these laws governing price scanners, fuel dispensers, scales and other tools of commerce.


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