US Census of Horticulture arriving
in mailboxes this winter
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service is gearing up for the Census of Horticultural Specialties to gather detailed information on horticultural production and sales across the United States.
NASS will gather information on horticultural activities conducted during 2014, including production of horticultural crops, value of products, square footage used for growing crops, production expenses and more. Read More>>
NCDA&CS offers tips for the holiday season
Christmas tree care
Over the next few weeks, North Carolina families will visit choose-and-cut farms, tree lots, farmers markets and shopping centers in search of the perfect fresh Christmas tree for their holiday decorations.
It’s important to know how to care for the tree once you get it home. Read More>>
Pay attention at the register to make sure sale items are ringing up at the right price. The Standards Division conducts periodic, unannounced inspections of a business’ price-scanner system to check for accuracy between the prices advertised and the prices that ring up at the register. Read More>>
Don't pick up bedbugs during holiday travels
The Structural Pest Control and Pesticides Division encourages travelers to take extra steps to ensure they don’t pick up any hitchhiking bedbugs this holiday season. Read More>>