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Due to significant public health concerns from the COVID-19 coronavirus and the proclamation of a local emergency established to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Department of Agriculture/Weights and Measures will be closed to the public until further notice. Please contact the Department via phone or email for additional information or to obtain necessary services.

Please see the March 2020 Department of Agriculture / Weights and Measures Update for more information and a list of the Department​'s ​essential services that will continue to be performed during this closure.

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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.

 Click to view article, New study: San Luis Obispo agriculture contributes $2.54 billion to our local economy

New study: San Luis Obispo agriculture contributes $2.54 billion to our local economy

San Luis Obispo County agriculture contributes $2.54 billion to the local economy and supports nearly 14,000 jobs, Agricultural Commissioner Martin Settevendemie announced today as he released a comprehensive economic analysis of one of the county's top industries.

 Click to view article, 2018 Annual Crop Statistics Released

2018 Annual Crop Statistics Released

The San Luis Obispo County Department of Agriculture/Weights and Measures announces the release of the 2018 production statistics for the local agricultural industry.

 Click to view article, County Temporarily Suspends Expansion of Industrial Hemp Production

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.