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.
‘Walnut Buying Period’ Announced in Sutter County
Sutter County Agricultural Commissioner Mark Quisenberry announced today the walnut buying period will begin
Sunday, November 1, 2015, beginning a window period that will end April 30, 2016, pursuant to the County’s
Walnut Theft Prevention ordinance. The walnut buying period is the declared conclusion of harvest of the
Chandler variety of walnuts by the Agricultural Commissioner, after consultation with walnut growers, during
which non-processing walnut buying operations within Sutter County may lawfully purchase and receive walnuts
that have not been dried or processed.
The ordinance was established to deter thefts from commercial walnut growers by creating a time frame for
walnut purchases and the use of documentation to identify the growers of walnuts.
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.
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 fourth 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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