Agricultural Commissioner / Sealer of Weights & Measure


  • August 11, 2022
    New Detections of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI)
    This is to notify you that the Eurasian strain H5N1 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) has been confirmed by the National Veterinary Services Laboratory in a backyard flock in Sacramento County, California. The chickens that were still alive after receiving a presumptive positive test from the California Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratory (CAHFS) were immediately euthanized and disposed in order to prevent further spread. CAHFS is also reporting cases in wild Canada geese and a Muscovy duck in Stanislaus county, a Wood duck in Mendocino county, and a wild Canada goose in Santa Clara county. The virus was previously detected in other wild birds in Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, Siskiyou, Solano, and Sonoma Counties.
  • August 2, 2022
    Fast Track Drought Notification
    San Joaquin County AG COMM has requested to be a part of the fast track drought and has been granted.
  • June 15, 2022
    Chemigation webinar on June 17
    William Green at CSU - Fresno will be hosting our next webinar on June 17th from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm for Chemigation - Another IPM Tool
  • June 6, 2022
    SJC Department Of Agricultural To Host Pesticide Collection And Disposal Event
    San Joaquin County Department of Agriculture, in partnership with Amador, Calaveras, Yolo, and Sacramento Counties, are planning to host an Agricultural Pesticide Collection and Disposal Event in the late summer/early fall. This event is specifically for agricultural use (unwanted or legacy) pesticides from growers that farm in the participating counties.
  • May 25, 2022
    Pesticide Collection and Disposal Event
    An Agricultural Pesticide Collection and Disposal Event is being planned for late summer or early fall of 2022 for growers in San Joaquin County along with Amador, Calaveras, Sacramento, and Yolo counties. This event will only be for the collection and disposal of unwanted and legacy agricultural use pesticides. This is an amnesty event, and no regulatory action will be pursued because of your participation.
  • March 14, 2022
    DPR Alpine Helicopter Press Release
    SACRAMENTO - SACRAMENTO: A recent court decision found a Lodi-based crop duster liable in multiple pesticide use violations that resulted in a series of pesticide drift incidents impacting children, communities and crops in San Joaquin and Sacramento Counties.
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