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  • Published on November 15, 2019

    USDA Disaster Recovery Resources Related to the Kincade Fire

  • Published on November 6, 2019
    The Sonoma County Department of Agriculture/Weights & Measures is conducting an agricultural damage and/or loss survey to determine the extent and nature of losses due to the 2019 Kincade Fire.
  • Published on August 20, 2019

    This year’s Crop Report  honors Sonoma County dairies, highlighting the history and evolution of the dairy industry over the years.

  • Published on August 15, 2019
    This downloadable PDF is of the DRAFT version of the BMP manual used in the VESCO Program as a regulatory guide. The updated manual includes guidelines for Geologic reports, geotech and soils reports, drainage reports, biological reports including wetland and focused species reports, standard plan notes and glossary.
  • Published on April 10, 2019
    Each year the Sonoma County Harvest Fair selects outstanding members of the Sonoma County agricultural community to be honored for their contributions to the industry. The Sonoma County Harvest Fair is seeking your help to nominate this year's award recipients.
  • Published on April 10, 2019
    The Department of Agriculture/Weights & Measures is holding the annual Plastic Recycling Day on Tuesday, May 7th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. The event is being held at the Sonoma County Corporate Yard located: at 17270 Healdsburg Avenue (at Alexander Valley Rd.) in Healdsburg.
  • Published on January 15, 2019
    We are conducting our annual survey for the Sonoma County Agricultural Crop Report. If you are an agricultural producer, it is important that we receive your production figures for 2018.
  • Published on February 28, 2018

    The Sonoma County Farm Bureau, in cooperation with the Sonoma County Department of Agriculture/Weights & Measures, will be organizing four seminars throughout the county to aid growers and pest control businesses in understanding the new regulations for Pesticides Use Near Schools.

  • Published on February 28, 2018

    The Sonoma County Farm Bureau, in cooperation with the Sonoma County Department of Agriculture/Weights & Measures, will be organizing four seminars throughout the county to aid growers and pest control businesses in understanding the new regulations for Pesticides Use Near Schools.

  • Published on February 28, 2018

    The Sonoma County Farm Bureau, in cooperation with the Sonoma County Department of Agriculture/Weights & Measures, will be organizing four seminars throughout the county to aid growers and pest control businesses in understanding the new regulations for Pesticides Use Near Schools.

  • Published on December 11, 2017
    Through a Specialty Crop Block Grant from the California Department of Food and Agriculture, the Land Stewardship Division of the Sonoma County Department of Agriculture/Weights & Measures was able to create The Land Steward’s Guide to Vineyard and Orchard Erosion Control. The Guide focuses on assessing and maintaining croplands beyond their initial development.
  • Published on August 3, 2017

    The theme of this the 2016 Crop Report is sustainable farming in Sonoma County, which celebrates the growers and those who support them in making sustainable farming a local priority. 

  • Published on May 9, 2017

    The Department of Agriculture plans to hold plastic container recycling events twice per year (Spring and Fall).

  • Published on January 19, 2017

    This course meets the requirements established by the revised 2018 Worker Protection Standard, which is mandated by the US Environmental Protection Agency and the California Department of Pesticide Regulation.

  • Published on November 9, 2016

    2016 Annual Certified Private (Grower) Workshop, 2.5 hours of continuing education units have been approved by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (2.0 Laws and Regs and 0.5 Other).

  • Published on November 9, 2016

    Integrated Pest Management Seminar on November 18, 2016 in Hopland offers 7.5 continuing education credits.

  • Published on July 15, 2016

    Each year the Sonoma County Agricultural Commissioner releases a report on agricultural production in the county.

  • Published on May 18, 2016

    Food Safety for Produce Farmers Workshops

  • Published on March 3, 2016

    The Department of Agriculture plans to hold plastic container recycling events twice per year (Spring and Fall).

  • Published on August 28, 2015

    On August 14, 2015, the United States Department of Agriculture added commercially produced wine grapes to the exempt host list for the Light Brown Apple Moth (LBAM) quarantine. 

  • Published on June 29, 2015
    The Ordinance impacts all development, including commercial agricultural and grazing operations, within 200 feet of "blue line streams. This free session will cover the impacts on agriculture and will help you determine if your property is affected.
  • Published on May 15, 2015
    The Ordinance impacts all development, including commercial agricultural and grazing operations, within 200 feet of "blue line streams. This free session will cover the impacts on agriculture and will help you determine if your property is affected.
  • Published on May 11, 2015
    The Riparian Corridor Ordinance, effective January 1st, 2015, was adopted by the Board of Supervisors to preserve and protect riparian corridors in Sonoma County. The Ordinance impacts all development, including commercial agricultural and grazing operations, within 200 feet of "blue line streams".
  • Published on May 1, 2015
    The Sonoma County Department of Agriculture is conducting an agricultural loss survey to determine the extent and nature of crop loss due to the drought conditions in Sonoma County during the 2014/2015 rainy season from October 2014 - April 2015.
  • Published on April 19, 2015

    A Forum to Connect Farmers & Ranchers with Land

    Share resources and collaboratively explore opportunities for farmers and landowners to increase the availability of farmland for food production in Sonoma County. 

  • Published on April 10, 2015

    A Forum to Connect Farmers & Ranchers with Land

    Share resources and collaboratively explore opportunities for farmers and landowners to increase the availability of farmland for food production in Sonoma County.

    Register today

  • Published on 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.
  • Published on November 18, 2014
    Informational Meeting for Dairy Producers - Coverage Election Period for 2014 and 2015 Margin Protection Program for Dairy Producers (MPP-Dairy)
  • Published on 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.

  • Published on 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
  • Published on 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).
  • Published on 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.
  • Published on 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.
  • Published on 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.
  • Published on August 6, 2013
    There are very few wineries with receiving locations still within the EGVM quarantine area.
  • Published on June 24, 2013

    New labeling has been registered for GF-120 NF Naturalyte® Fruit Fly Bait (GF-120). The new labeling allows GF-120 to be used on additional commodities not previously included on the label. The new labeling allows use on any tree, fruit, nut, vine, vegetable or food crop, and ornamentals.

  • Published on June 24, 2013

    New labeling has been registered for GF-120 NF Naturalyte® Fruit Fly Bait (GF-120). The new labeling allows GF-120 to be used on additional commodities not previously included on the label. The new labeling allows use on any tree, fruit, nut, vine, vegetable or food crop, and ornamentals.

  • Published on June 24, 2013

    New labeling has been registered for GF-120 NF Naturalyte® Fruit Fly Bait (GF-120). The new labeling allows GF-120 to be used on additional commodities not previously included on the label. The new labeling allows use on any tree, fruit, nut, vine, vegetable or food crop, and ornamentals.

  • Published on May 31, 2013
    Effective July 1, 2013, we will no longer be able to issue same day CPCs.
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