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Through the effective and efficient use of resources, the Department of Agriculture/Weights and Measures is committed to serving the community by protecting agriculture, the environment,and the health and safety of its citizens, and by ensuring equity in the marketplace.



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Hemp Field

County Temporarily Suspends Expansion of Industrial Hemp Production

The Board of Supervisors adopted a temporary moratorium on the production of industrial hemp in all unincorporated areas of the county, with limited exemptions.

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Industrial Hemp from the Department of Agriculture in Kentucky

What to Know Before You Grow Hemp in the County of SLO

With the federal government’s passage of the 2018 Farm Bill in December 2018, industrial hemp was officially taken off the federal Controlled Substances Act list. But what does that mean for...

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