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Dept of Agriculture

The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services' divisions have a number of responsibilities. These include regulation and service in areas covering agronomy; animal health; crop and livestock statistics and agricultural economic analysis; USDA commodity distribution; state farm operations; agricultural marketing and promotion; international agricultural crop and livestock marketing; operation of the North Carolina State Fair, North Carolina Mountain State Fair, and state farmers markets; research station operations; seed and fertilizer inspection; agricultural environmental issues and agricultural legislation. Additionally, the department oversees weights and measures; gas and oil inspection; food, drug and cosmetic testing for purity; nursery and plant pest eradication activities and regulation of the structural pest control industry.

Hidden property tax information

August 18, 2010

What the Association of County Commissioners doesn't want you to know about your property taxes


Featured Entity

Wake County Schools

Based on our research and scoring model, Wake County Schools is the most transparent school system in the state.

The Wake County Public School System is a public school district located in Wake County, North Carolina. With 137,706 students enrolled in 159 schools as of the 2008/09 academic year, it is the largest public school district in North Carolina and the 18th largest district in the United States. The student population is projected to grow by 20,242 students by the 2010-2011 school year.