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June 18, 2024 | Department of Agriculture, Weights & Measures

Agricultural Pass Program activated

The Agricultural Pass Program is activated. People with a valid Ag Pass may enter Zone SON-2E2 (Dry Creek Valley) to conduct approved agricultural activities. Be sure to present your ag pass to the peace officer staffing the road closure and follow his/her instructions. Program rules and FAQs are on the County Ag Commissioner website. Read full story


March 08, 2024 | Department of Agriculture, Weights & Measures

Proposed Fee Changes 2024-2025

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors are conducting consolidated fee hearings on March 26, 2024, at 8:30 a.m. in the Board of Supervisors Chambers located at 575 Administration Drive in Santa Rosa. The Department of Agriculture/Weights & Measures is proposing fee increases for the Agriculture, Land Stewardship, and Weights & Measures divisions. Read full story


September 13, 2023

What You Need to Know about Oriental Fruit Fly Quarantines in Bay Area Counties

Attention wineries and processing facilities: Seven male oriental fruit flies were recently discovered near Brentwood and Oakley in east Contra Costa County, and eight male oriental fruit flies were discovered in Santa Clara and Sunnyvale in Santa Clara County, prompting extensive delimitation surveys and eradication plans in response.  Read full story


March 16, 2023 | Department of Agriculture, Weights & Measures

Agricultural Pesticide Collection and Disposal Event – Pre-Registration Form (Napa, Sonoma and Marin Counties)

The Napa, Sonoma, and Marin County Agricultural Commissioner’s Offices are reaching out to gauge interest in a regional pesticide collection event that will provide our commercial operations with an opportunity to dispose of their unwanted pesticides for free (no home-use products will be accepted).  This is a collaborative effort with all costs related to hosting the event and disposal of collected pesticides being covered by US Environmental Protection Agency, the California Department of Pesticide Regulation, and the three participating counties’ Ag Departments.  Read full story


March 14, 2023 | Department of Agriculture, Weights & Measures

Notice of Proposed Fee Changes

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors are conducting consolidated fee hearings on March 21, 2023, in the Board of Supervisors Chambers located at 575 Administration Drive in Santa Rosa at 8:30 a.m. The Department of Agriculture/Weights & Measures is proposing fee increases for the Agriculture, Land Stewardship, and Weights & Measures divisions. Read full story


March 01, 2023 | Department of Agriculture, Weights & Measures

2023 European Grapevine Moth (EGVM) Detection Trapping Begins

This is the time of year that the Sonoma County Department of Agriculture/Weights & Measures (AWM), ramps up our pest detection and trapping programs. Starting March 1, 2023, we will once again deploy detection traps for European Grapevine Moth (EGVM). Trap counts and trapping densities have been reduced, but commercial vineyards will continue to be monitored. Read full story


January 25, 2023 | Department of Agriculture, Weights & Measures

2022-2023 Agricultural Winter Storm Damage Assessment Form

The Sonoma County Department of Agriculture/Weights & Measures (AWM) is conducting a preliminary data capture to evaluate potential damage and/or loss sustained during the December 2022 – January 2023 rain events in Sonoma County. AWM may contact the reporting party for additional information. Data collected is for AGRICULTURAL RELATED damage and/or loss only. Read full story


November 08, 2022 | Department of Agriculture, Weights & Measures

25th Annual UCCE North Coast IPM Seminar

The 25th Annual UCCE North Coast IPM Seminar will be held virtually on November 16 – 17, 2022, from 8:00 am – 12:15 pm each day and is approved for 8 DPR CE hours (2 hours of Laws & Regs and 6 hours Other). Read full story


November 01, 2022 | Department of Agriculture, Weights & Measures

Agriculture Access Verification Card Program

Information regarding the application process, program eligibility, fire safety training, card issuance, and additional program information, as well as links to the online application and letter of authorization can now be found online in English at https://sonomacounty.ca.gov/AWM/AgAccess or in Spanish at https://sonomacounty.ca.gov/AWM/AgAccess-Espanol. Read full story