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Agriculture/Weights & Measures

The Agricultural Commissioner enforces the laws and regulations of the California Food and Agriculture Code and the California Code of Regulations while serving at the discretion of the County Board of Supervisors and CDFA Secretary of Agriculture. Sonoma County Agricultural Commissioner’s office employs a staff of twenty-three and has its main office in Santa Rosa with satellite offices in Sonoma and Petaluma.

 The Agricultural Divison acts under the jurisdiction and direction of the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), and the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR), and works in cooperation with various federal, state, regional and local agencies.

Weights and Measures is mandated by state law to protect the interests of the buyer and seller to ensure honesty and integrity of everyday business transactions. This protection is accomplished through our continuous and systematic inspection of all equipment that weighs or measures a commodity that is sold. Every transaction involving the exchange of goods, property, and service is affected in a very vital way by some form of weights and measures.

Drought in Sonoma County

Learn about the drought, its affect on agriculture, and strategies for dealing with drought in Sonoma County. More Information
  • 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
  • More News
  • January 24, 2014
    Tony Linegar, Sonoma County Agricultural Commissioner, will discuss the drought’s impact on agricultural sectors as well as renewable energy developments at the Sonoma Renewable Strategies Conference taking place at Santa Rosa Junior College, Bertolini Hall, on Friday, January 24 th. Registration is from 7:30am.The conference begins at 8:30am and will conclude at 2:30pm.
  • June 20, 2013

    Reported in 2012 Annual Crop Report

    The 2012 Sonoma County Crop Report was presented to the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, June 18, 2013, by Tony Linegar, Agricultural Commissioner. The reported gross value for agricultural production in 2012 was $821,345,000, a 41% increase from 2011. Sonoma County Board of Supervisors Chair, David Rabbitt, commented “this report highlights the value of Sonoma County agriculture, a major economic driver that directly relates to other economic factors such as tourism, local food production, wineries, and related infrastructure and services to these industries.”

  • More Press Releases


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