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  • February 20, 2015
    The Sonoma County Department of Agriculture is again trapping for European Grapevine Moth (EGVM) in 2015. Traps are placed in commercial vineyards throughout the county starting late February.
  • February 10, 2015
    Frost Protection ~ Updated information on the state frost regulations and Water Demand Management Program (WDMP)
  • January 2, 2015
    The Sonoma County Fish and Wildlife Commission’s scholarship program is designed to provide tangible encouragement and public recognition for academic achievement or community service to students with a course of study in the fields of natural resource management, environmental restoration, and/or preservation.
  • November 18, 2014
    Informational Meeting for Dairy Producers - Coverage Election Period for 2014 and 2015 Margin Protection Program for Dairy Producers (MPP-Dairy)
  • November 4, 2014
    Please mark December 4, 2014, on your calendar for our Annual Grower Workshop. The workshop will be held at the Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building, with registration beginning at 8:00 am and the program starting at 9:00 am.
  • September 16, 2014

    On August 27th, USDA announced the eradication of the European Grapevine Moth (Lobesia botrana, EGVM) in Solano and portions of Sonoma and Napa counties.

    The action is the result of significant progress to remove the pest through regulatory and eradication efforts, as well as the vigilance of growers and local communities.

  • July 23, 2014
    The Agricultural Commissioner’s Office is conducting an agricultural loss survey to determine the extent of and nature of crop loss due to the lack or timing of rainfall in Sonoma County thus far in the 2014 crop year. The results of this survey may lead to additional assistance being made available.
  • July 15, 2014

    In this issue:

    • 2014 Acreage Reporting Dates
    • Coc Nomination Deadline
    • 2012 & 2013 Elap Losses Must Be Filed By Aug. 1, 2014 For Honeybee, Livestock And Farm-Raised Fish Losses
    • Livestock Disaster Assistance Sign-Up Underway
    • Filing For 2014 Nap Losses
    • Save Time – Make An Appointment With FSA
  • July 3, 2014
    The Sonoma County Agricultural Commissioner, in cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), announces the detection of a single male European Grapevine Moth (EGVM, Lobesia botrana) in the western portion of Sonoma County, near Cazadero. The moth was identified on Thursday, June 26th in a trap from a vineyard.
  • April 23, 2014
    Sonoma and Marin County Producers qualify and can now sign up for 2013 / 2014 Disaster Programs including the 2013 / 2014 Livestock Feed Program (LFP).
  • January 28, 2014
    Grape growers throughout the North Coast are seeing signs that the drought could result in a smaller crop this year, and are taking precautions to mitigate the damage that could occur if the dry weather persists.
  • January 27, 2014
    North Bay dairy farmers told Sonoma County officials Monday that their drought-ravaged rangeland is parched worse today than during the prolonged dry spell of 1976-77.
  • January 17, 2014
    Gov. Jerry Brown's declaration Friday of a drought emergency in California does not immediately trigger new restrictions on water use on the North Coast, where officials already have begun asking people to voluntarily cut back their use.
  • August 6, 2013
    There are very few wineries with receiving locations still within the EGVM quarantine area.
  • May 31, 2013
    Effective July 1, 2013, we will no longer be able to issue same day CPCs.
  • April 3, 2013
    An online program to allow local gardeners to sell or donate their eligible produce.
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133 Aviation Boulevard
Suite 110
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

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