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News Roundup: Nov. 19-25

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. “Christmas tree harvest not affected by drought, experts say,” Watauga Democrat: In the coming days and weeks, the familiar site of Christmas trees strapped to car roofs and lying in […]

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Field Trip: Inspecting Heavy Truck Scales

Recycling old appliances, aluminum cans and other heavy metal items not only keeps these items out of our landfills, it sends the customer home with a little spending money. We recently met with Glen Farmer, a heavy scale inspector with N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, to learn how scales at scrap metal facilities […]

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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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