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El Dorado and Alpine Counties

Department of Agriculture

Weights and Measures

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Our Mission:

To protect, enhance, and promote the preservation of agriculture and the environment, sustain public health, safety, and the welfare of all citizens, all the while providing consumer and marketplace protection through the fair and equitable enforcement of laws and regulations.

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Our staff is dedicated to assisting the residents of El Dorado County through our various programs and services, including, but not limited to: pesticide registration and regulation, nursery inspections and compliance, organic production, pest detection, weed abatement, crop statistics, wildlife services, land use information, and consumer and business protection through our weights and measures program.

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From this site you will be able to find links to the extensive collection of programs performed by our department, upcoming events, and regional items of interest. Scroll down for announcements and press releases.


Disaster Assistance for Winter Storm Damage

The USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) is offering emergency farm loans for winter storm damage and crop losses sustained after February 21, 2023. Applications must be made by December 14, 2023. For more information, View the declaration information here and read more from the FSA here.

President Biden issued a disaster declaration for the December 2022 and January 2023 floods. Read about declaration here, and read about available assistance here.

The USDA and CDFA have compiled a list of available resources for flood recovery assistance. You can read about the various programs here

Livestock Related

Want to learn more about cattle health? Sign up for educational webinars from the University of California here.

Ranch Marketing & Winery Ordinance Update Page

Find it here: https://www.edcgov.us/Government/ag/Pages/Ranch-Marketing-Winery-Ordinance-Updates.aspx

Other Announcements

The 2021 El Dorado and Alpine Counties Crop Report is now available.

The 2021 Winegrape Survey Report is now available.

Keep Spotted Lanternfly out of California. Learn more about this invasive pest and what to do if you see one in English or Spanish

The Weights and Measures device fee schedule is available. Click here to download and view fees.

Accepted Customs and Standards for Bird Frightening Devices

USDA informational document, "Bark Beetles in California Conifers. Are Your Trees Susceptible?" can be downloaded by clicking here.

California Department of Food and Agriculture's Drought Resources Webpage

Regarding the El Dorado Irrigation District (EID) Small Farm Irrigation Rate