The Madera County Agricultural Commissioner's office provides many programs to promote and protect the agricultural economy of Madera County, as well as that of the state. Most of these programs are highlighted below.
Pesticide Use Enforcement - Information for growers and the general public pertaining to pesticide use and reporting as well as worker safety issues.
Pest Prevention - Information on the county's efforts to control unwanted pests from establishing themselves in the county.
Pest Management - Information on the county's efforts and resources for controlling certain established pests that are too widespread for eradication. These pests include rodents and certain noxious weeds.
Nursery and Seed Inspection - Information on county efforts to prevent the spread of damaging pests through infested nursery stock, as well as efforts to ensure compliance with seed standards.
Fruit, Vegetable, and Egg Quality Control - Programs to enforce maturity, quality, labeling, and packaging standards for fruits and vegetables as well quality and labeling standards pertaining to eggs.
Organic and Direct Marketing Enforcement - Information on the certified organic producer's program, as well as certified farmers markets and direct marketing.
Apiary Services - Information on county programs for protection of bees, and colony strength programs.
Crop Statistics - Every year the county surveys growers for yield information to generate the Madera County Crop report. This report is a representation of Madera County agriculture and is seen by people and departments all over the state. The annual crop report is an important tool for tracking trends in the agricultural market, and is also essential in determining crop loss estimates attributed to weather related events.