Agriculture and Consumer Services, Department of

The NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services works to provide services that promote and improve agriculture, agribusiness and forest; protect consumers and businesses, and conserve farmland and natural resources for the prosperity of all North Carolinians.

Contact us

Mailing Address

1001 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1001

Telephone

919-707-3000

Website

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The NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services works to provide services that promote and improve agriculture, agribusiness and forests; protect consumers and businesses; and conserve farmland and natural resources for the prosperity of all North Carolinians.

Our divisions have responsibilities in these regulatory and service areas:  

  • agronomy;
  • animal health; 
  • weights and measures; 
  • gas and oil inspection; 
  • crop and livestock statistics; 
  • USDA commodity distribution; state farm operations; 
  • food, drug and cosmetic testing for purity; 
  • agricultural marketing and promotion;
  • agricultural marketing grading; 
  • international agricultural crop and livestock marketing; 
  • operation of the North Carolina State Fair and North Carolina Mountain State Fair; 
  • operation of four state farmers markets; research station operations;
  • seed and fertilizer inspection; nursery and plant pest eradication activities;
  • regulation of the structural pest control industry;
  • agricultural environmental issues; soil and water conservation;
  • forest management and protection; 
  • state and federal agricultural legislation; and 
  • agricultural economic analysis.

Our divisions include:

Agriculture Finance Authority

Food and Drug Protection

Food Distribution

Forest Service

Soil and Water Conservation

Structural Pest Control

Veterinary

See All NCDA&CS Divisions

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