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The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services' divisions have responsibilities in regulatory and service areas covering 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 and pesticide industries; agricultural environmental issues; soil and water conservation; forest management and protection; state and federal agricultural legislation; and agricultural economic analysis.

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About North Carolina Agriculture

#1 industry in North Carolina Agriculture and agribusiness, including food, forestry and fiber, contributes $84 billion to the state's economy.
#1 producer of sweet potatoes in the U.S. North Carolina farmers produce about 54% of all sweet potatoes grown in the country.
#1 producer of tobacco in the country North Carolina remains the top producer of tobacco in the U.S.
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