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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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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