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Programs of the Agricultural Commissioner
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Agricultural Product Quality

Nursery Licenses

Produce Inspection

Seeds

 
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Direct Marketing & Organics

Organic Info

Mo. Co. Certified Organics

Farmers Markets

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Pesticide Use & Enforcement

Restricted Material Permits

Private Applicator Certificates

Worker Safety

File a Complaint

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Pest & Disease Prevention

Phytosanitary Certificates

Quarantine

Pests/Diseases

Bees

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Invasive Weeds

Weed Threats

Weed Resources

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Weights & Measures

Consumer Protection

Device Registration

Public Scales

Price Verification

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Bar code readers, scanners, and price look-up systems have replaced individual prices on items. Price verification consists of periodic simulated purchases at businesses utilizing scanners, or point-of- sale systems, to ensure that consumers are correctly charged. This area has become more important because many or all stores of national chains determine their pricing through a central computer; an error in one store is an error in them all. Items offered on sale are most frequently found to be in error, and the consumer must always be given the item at the lowest posted price.