Department Mission Statement:

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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Current Job Openings in the Department of Agriculture / Weights and Measures

Agricultural Inspector/Biologist I/II and Agricultural Inspector/BiologistTrainee

Agricultural Inspector/Biologist I/II / Trainee is part of a career series for Agricultural Inspector/Biologist Trainee and Agricultural Inspector/Biologist I, II and III. Classes in this series perform a wide variety of inspections to enforce the provisions of the California Food and Agricultural Code, California Code of Regulations, California Business and Professions Code, Structural Pest Control Act, Government Code and County Code pertaining to agricultural and environmental regulations in one or more of the following agricultural program areas: 1) pesticide regulation, 2) investigation and environmental monitoring, 3) integrated pest management, 4) commodity regulation, 5) pest prevention and plant regulation, 6) agricultural land use planning, and 7) agricultural statistics; provide emergency response; and do other related work as required.

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