Ag Commissioner


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Merced County is committed to the safety of its employees, and the public that we serve.  In an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19, we will be limiting in-person contact where possible by limiting public access to our office lobbies.  We are requesting you to contact our office prior to conducting business in-person, and we will make every effort to conduct business remotely, by appointment, and with as little in-person contact as possible.  We hope to provide you the safest, most effective option, while providing you the best possible service. Thank you for your cooperation during this time.

Merced Office: (209) 385-7431Los Banos Office: (209) 827-2030
Merced Fax: (209) 725-3536Los Banos Fax: (209) 827-2033
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PAC exams will only be offered on Fridays from 9-11 AM by appointment only, until further notice.  Please call our Merced office to schedule an appointment.  Our Los Banos office will no longer offer the PAC exam, until further notice.

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Agricultural Commissioner

The Agricultural Commissioner enforces the laws and regulations of the California Food and Agriculture Code and the California Code of Regulations while serving at the discretion of the County Board of Supervisors and CDFA Secretary of Agriculture. Merced County Agricultural Commissioner’s office employs a staff of thirty and has its main office in Merced with a satellite office in Los Banos.

The Agricultural Division acts under the jurisdiction and direction of the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), and the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR), and works in cooperation with various federal, state, regional and local agencies.

Sealer of Weights & Measures

Weights and Measures is mandated by state law to protect the interests of the buyer and seller to ensure honesty and integrity of everyday business transactions. This protection is accomplished through our continuous and systematic inspection of all equipment that weighs or measures a commodity that is sold. Every transaction involving the exchange of goods, property, and service is affected in a very vital way by some form of weights and measures.

Annual Crop Reports

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The previous year's Crop Report is published in the Fall.