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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.  

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Agriculture, Weights and Measures

Shared Mission

Promote public health and safety, food security, agricultural trade, consumer confidence, and a sustainable environment for the San Diego region. Bring together education and research resources to help individuals, families, businesses, and communities address agricultural, environmental, horticultural, and public health issues. 

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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