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Agricultural Commissioner's Office

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

Annual Certified Private Applicator Workshop December 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.
  • 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.

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  • November 21, 2014

    District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced today that on November 19, 2014, Jesus Sanchez Chaves, 43, was convicted after a jury trial of sexually assaulting his 12-year-old step-daughter in August of 2013.

    District Attorney Ravitch stated, "We are pleased with the jury's verdict in this very serious incident. The victimization of a family member by this predator is tragic. We hope that her healing will be aided by this outcome."

  • November 20, 2014
    Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch today announced that Sysco Corporation, the country’s largest food distribution company, and its California Operating Companies (OpCos), completed their distribution of $1 million worth of food to food banks throughout the State of California.
  • More Press Releases

Vision:

A thriving agricultural industry, healthy community, environment, and economy

Mission:

To promote and protect agriculture, the health and safety of our community, environment and the economy through education and the enforcement of laws and regulations.

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