February 2, 2023
USDA Announces Additional Assistance for Dairy Farmers
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the details of additional assistance for dairy producers, including a second round of payments through the Pandemic Market Volatility Assistance Program (PMVAP) and a new Organic Dairy Marketing Assistance Program (ODMAP).
January 25, 2023
Agricultural Producers Atmospheric River Storms Damage Survey
The San Joaquin County Agricultural Commissioner's Office and the Office of Emergency Services have received multiple reports of flood and wind damage to the County's agriculture caused by the late December 2022 through Mid-January 2023 Atmospheric River Storms.
December 27, 2022
California Department of Pesticide Regulation’s Health Risk Mitigation and Volatile Organic Compound Emission Reduction for 1,3-Dichloropropene (DPR Regulation No. 22-005); Notice of Proposed Regulatory Action and Notice of Public Hearing
Dear San Joaquin County Agricultural Producers and Associated Businesses. The attached document provides you with information about the proposed regulations for use of Telone (1,3-dichloropropene (1,3-D)) along with how to either attend an upcoming public hearing and/or submit a written comment.
November 4, 2022
Walnut Buying Period Begins in San Joaquin County
After consultation with the walnut industry, the San Joaquin County Agricultural Commissioner's Office has declared the completion of the 2022 walnut harvest. This establishes the beginning of the San Joaquin County "Walnut Buying Period".
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.