For the safety of our customers and employees during the COVID-19 pandemic, AWM is requiring that public members wear face covering and observe social distancing when entering the lobby.

We will continue to provide essential services to our customers via drop-offs, phone calls, and online services.

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The 2019 Crop Report is Here
The 2019 Crop Report is Here

Agriculture, Weights and Measures

If you have ever gone to a farmers’ market, checked out at a grocery store, pumped gas or wondered if that produce was truly organic, you have benefitted from the Dept. of Agriculture, Weights & Measures. While you go about your daily lives, we protect you against the spread of harmful pests, monitor pesticide use, and ensure price accuracy and proper package labeling. 

We stand for a thriving agricultural community, healthy residents and consumer confidence in the weight, quantity and price of things you purchase locally.

As part of the County’s Land Use & Environment Group, we are here to help you thrive and look forward to serving you.  

AWM's 2021-2022 CAO Recommended Budget

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Land Use and Environment Group Budget  |  Land Use and Environment Group Budget Infographic

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Agriculture, Weights and Measures

Shared Mission

Promoting a thriving agricultural community, healthy residents and balanced environment.  Supporting a fair marketplace and consumer confidence in the accuracy of product weight, measure and price.

We serve you by protecting public health, the environment and local agriculture.

Here is a sample of what we do: 

  • Ensure the safe use of pesticides and investigate illnesses
  • Prevent the establishment of pests that require pesticide controls, sting or severely injure people, or inhibit growing fresh nutritious fruits, vegetables and other plants
  • Promote the use of effective biocontrol measures
  • Regulate organic growers, certified producers and certified farmers’ markets to allow local marketing of fresh commodities
  • Ensure accurate net quantity of packaged goods and accuracy of commercial weighing, measuring and scanning devices
  • Protect people from injury and disease caused by wildlife

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