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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.


Due to COVID-19 and the recent Shelter at Home order issued by the CA Governor and the El Dorado County Health Officer, all business with the Agricultural Commissioner's Office and Weights and Measures Department will be conducted via phone, email, mail, or through the website as much as possible. Any in person services will be conducted by appointment only. Please call or e-mail the Agricultural Commissioner's/Weights & Measures Office directly at (530)621-5520.  Take care and stay safe!

Department email:  eldcag@edcgov.us

Department website:  https://www.edcgov.us/government/Ag

♦ 2019 El Dorado County Wine Grape Survey letter is now available by clicking here. The 2018 El Dorado County Wine Grape Survey numbers is now available by clicking here.

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

♦ 2018 El Dorado and Alpine Counties Crop Report is now available.

♦ California's Department of Pesticide Regulations (DPR) has recently released proposed regulations regarding pesticide applications by production agricultural operations within a quarter (1/4) mile of K-12 schools and child day-care facilities in California. These proposed regulations only affect agricultural production operations. Homeowners who grow crops for personal use, maintenance gardener businesses, and structural pest control businesses will not be affected.
The link to DPR's webpage with these proposed regulations can be found by clicking here.
The proposed regulation's notice can be downloaded as a PDF file by clicking here.
The proposed regulation's text can be downloaded as a PDF file by clicking here.

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

♦ Financial assistance is available for re-planting grapevines affected by Red Blotch Disease. Click here for more information.

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