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Due to significant public health concerns from the COVID-19 coronavirus and the need to meet social distancing requirements, the Department of Agriculture/Weights and Measures' offices are currently operating under modified schedules. 

All three of our offices are staffed and have partially re-opened to serve our customers. However, customers are strongly encouraged to call ahead and make appointments for any necessary services. 

Please see the July 2020 Department of Agriculture / Weights and Measures Update for more information on current office hours, or contact us at the Department's main phone line or email.

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"Mysterious and Unsolicited Seed" shipments from China

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has become aware of a number of reports regarding “mysterious and unsolicited” seed shipments from China.

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COVID-19 Testing for Farm Workers

As has become evident over the past few months, COVID-19 can cause serious health problems and it’s important that we all take the actions necessary to help prevent the spread of this virus. The County of San Luis Obispo is committed to making sure that all agricultural businesses and workers understand the local resources that are available to...

Hemp Plants Click to view article, What to Know Before You Grow Hemp in the County of SLO

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 potential growers in San Luis Obispo County?

Retail Motor Fuel Testing Truck at a Gas Pump Click to view article, National Weights and Measures Week - March 1-7th, 2020

National Weights and Measures Week - March 1-7th, 2020

The San Luis Obispo County Department of Agriculture/ Weights and Measures announces National Weights and Measures Week will take place from March 1-7, 2019. National Weights and Measures Week commemorates President John Adams’s signing of the first United States weights and measures law on March 2nd, 1799.