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.
Agriculture/Weights and Measures
Promote agricultural trade, public health, food security, consumer confidence, and a sustainable environment for the San Diego region.
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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***NEW*** Evacuation Pass - County of San Diego Agriculture and Livestock (Ag Pass Program)
The County of San Diego Board of Supervisors recently approved the expansion of the County’s Evacuation Pass or Ag Pass program to now include all commercial agriculture and livestock operations. The Ag Pass allows for operators to access restricted areas during an emergency or disaster to care for crops and animals. The Ag Pass would allow law enforcement and fire officials to identify pass holders at roadblocks and inside an evacuated area and grant access to properties if circumstances permit. More information can be found on the San Diego County Fire Evacuation Pass webpage.
If you are a commercial agricultural or livestock operation and would like to determine eligibility or apply for a pass, please review requirements and application material here.
Questions and completed applications can be sent to the San Diego
County Fire through email at Ag.Pass@sdcounty.ca.gov and
staff can be reached at (858)-974-5999. You can also reach out
to AWM staff at (858)-694-2739 for assistance.
2022 Crop Report Questionnaire
The 2022 Crop Report Questionnaire and 2022 Apiary Questionnaire are now available. Returning completed questionnaires to our office helps us to get a more accurate picture of the state of agriculture in San Diego County. Information in the crop report helps guide policymakers regarding agriculture and provides researchers with reliable and statistical information regarding the volume and variety of crop commodities in our County, State, and Country. Please see this letter from our department, as well as the instructions for properly completing the questionnaire
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- **NEW** Pesticide Container Recycling Event - June 2023
- Compliance Agreement for Customers who Export Nursery Products to Canada or Mexico
- Purchase of Agricultural Conservation Easement (PACE) Program
- Desert Knapweed (Volutaria) Information and IPC Website
- Nursery License Renewal Late Fees
DISASTER RELIEF INFORMATION
- **NEW** Detection of Vesicular Stomatitis Virus (VMV)
- **NEW** Webinar on USDA Disaster Assistance
- Flood Recovery Resources from CDFA
- Agricultural Damage Reporting Due to Winter Storm Events
- References for Flooding and Livestock from UC Davis
- Detection of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI)
- Agricultural Damage from Frost and Extreme Heat
- USDA Drought Disaster Designation
Service Agency Emergency Loans
To make public records request please fill out the Public Record Request Form and email it to email@example.com or drop or mail it to our office.