The goal of the Madera County Department of Agriculture is to promote and protect the agricultural industry of Madera County. Our office is dedicated to protecting California agriculture from the spread of destructive pests, promoting the safe and responsible use of pesticides to allow for the protection of crops, and protecting human health and the environment. Programs administered by this office include: Pesticide Use Enforcement; Pest Prevention; Pest Management; Nursery and Seed Inspection; Fruit, Vegetable, and Egg Quality Control; Organic and Certified Producer Programs; Apiary Inspection; and Crop Statistics.
The Weights and Measures Division is responsible for consumer protection, as well as merchant protection, through the regulation of all weight or measuring devices used in commercial transactions. This includes, but is not limited to: gas pumps, grocery store scales, jewelry scales, propane meters, and water dispensers. Other duties include inspection of packaged goods for proper labeling and accurate quantity, undercover purchases to test scanner error and overcharging, as well as overseeing weighmasters.