Appointed by the Board of Supervisors to a four-year term, the County Agricultural Commissioner is responsible for the local administration of certain federal, state, and local laws and regulations which protect the public’s health, safety and welfare, the environment, agriculture, and the consumer. The Agricultural Commissioner is also the County Sealer of Weights and Measures.
Our mission is to serve the public's interest by ensuring equity
in the marketplace, promoting and protecting agriculture, assuring
environmental quality, and protecting the health, safety and welfare
of Sutter County's citizens.
We fulfill our mission through the
following programs: Pest Exclusion, Pesticide Use Enforcement,
Pest Detection, Fruit and Vegetable Standardization, Egg Quality Control,
Pest Management, Nursery Inspection, Pest Eradication, Seed Inspection,
Weights and Measures Enforcement, Predatory Animal Control, and
other non-regulatory and special services programs.
Sutter County Walnut Theft Prevention Ordinance
On August 5, 2014, the Sutter County Board of Supervisors passed and adopted the Sutter County Walnut Theft
Prevention Ordinance. The purpose of this ordinance is to establish requirements regarding the
transportation and identification of walnut crops, including establishing a walnut buying period. It is
the purpose and intent of this ordinance to establish a means of verifying ownership of specified
agricultural commodities in order to prevent and deter theft of walnuts.
Livestock Producers Urged to Enroll in Disaster Assistance Program by Oct. 1
Congressionally Mandated Payment Reductions to Take Effect at Beginning of New Fiscal Year.
Ranchers Applying for LFP Support who Have Scheduled Appointments by Sept. 30th Will not be Impacted.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is encouraging producers who have suffered eligible
disaster-related losses to act to secure assistance by Sept. 30, 2014, as congressionally mandated payment
reductions will take place for producers who have not acted before that date. Livestock producers that
have experienced grazing losses since October 2011 and may be eligible for benefits but have not yet
contacted their local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office should do so as soon as possible.
The Budget Control Act passed by Congress in 2011 requires USDA to implement reductions of 7.3 percent to
the Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) in the new fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1, 2014. However,
producers seeking LFP support who have scheduled appointments with their local FSA office before Oct. 1,
even if the appointment occurs after Oct.1, will not see reductions in the amount of disaster relief
Sutter County Department of Agriculture Weather Station Data
Get the latest weather data from the Weather Station at Garden Highway.
Data is refreshed throughout the day, every day.
Sutter County Drought Information
Sutter County, like the rest of California, is in the third year of extreme drought. The Board of Supervisors has
declared a state of local emergency and is asking residents and business to voluntarily cut back on water use by
20 percent. A Sutter County Drought Task Force has been formed to monitor the situation, advocate conservation,
and prepare for response to developments.
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