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11/09/2020

2021 Restricted Material Permit/Op ID issuance will begin November 30, 2020. Growers may call for an appointment beginning November 09, 2020.

11/09/2020

All licensed individuals and companies intending to do business in Kern County must register annually. All Registrations expire December 31st of each calendar year. Before performing any work in Kern County for the 2021 calendar year, you must first be registered for that calendar year. Registrations for 2021 will begin November 30, 2020. Information and forms are available on our website for the following licenses: farm labor contractor, maintenance gardener, pest control adviser, pest control business, pest control pilot, and structural pest control business.

11/09/2020

Beekeepers doing business in Kern County are required to register with BeeWhereCalifornia by January 1 or within 30 days of moving their hives into the county.

11/03/2020

Director Glenn Fankhauser reminds local cotton growers that December 20th has been established as the Cotton Plowdown deadline again for 2020.

10/05/2020

The Kern County Department of Agriculture and Measurement Standards announces its 2020 Fall Applicator Continuing Education Presentations. They will begin October 19, 2020. For more information about these Continuing Education Sessions including times, dates, and locations, please see the English and Spanish Announcements. Due to Covid19 Restrictions, masks must be worn and temporal tempratures will be taken prior to entry at all locations. Also, the number of attendees will be capped depending on venue location.

09/21/2020

It's the pleasure of the Kern County Agricultural Commissioner to release the 2019 Kern County Crop Report.

08/26/2020

The Kern County Agricultural Commissioner would like to remind you of the regulations in effect for the 2020 Cotton Defoliation Season. Compliance with these regulations and prudent selection of method and timing of applications will reduce complaints and regulatory response.

08/24/2020

Cal/OSHA is offering a free webinar, COVID-19, Cal/OSHA, and Agriculture...What You Need To Know as an Employer, designed specifically for the agricultural industry, to address employer responsibilities to effectively implement thier Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP), COVID-19 Plans, and industry best practices to allow essential employees to work safely.

08/04/2020

People across the country have received suspicious, unsolicited packages of seed that appear to be coming from China; USDA urges anyone who receives an unsolicited package of seeds to mail those seeds to the location listed in the "Unsolicited Seed Package Mailing Guidance" document, found at the following website: https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/newsroom/stakeholder-info/sa_by_date/sa-2020/sa-07/seeds-china.

06/09/2020
04/23/2020

Kern County Commissioner, Glenn Fankhauser, announced that 12:01 a.m. Monday, April 27, 2020 is the date establishing 75% petal fall on the North side of citrus trees for all citrus groves North of 7th Standard Road.

04/14/2020

Kern County Commissioner, Glenn Fankhauser, announced that 12:01 a.m. Saturday, April 18, 2020 is the date establishing 75% petal fall on the North side of citrus trees for all citrus groves South of 7th Standard Road.

03/20/2020

Kern County Commissioner, Glenn Fankhauser, announced that 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, March 24, 2020 is the date establishing the 10% bloom stage for all citrus North of 7th Standard Road.

03/16/2020

In an effort to protect Kern County citizens from the virus that causes COVID-19, beginning March 17, our office will postpone or eliminate altogether all non-essential functions. Our department will be closed to the public and personnel not associated with essential functions will be asked to isolate themselves while working from home. This new effort reflects the fast-moving nature of the public health crisis and the complexity of how to respond in protecting citizens. This effort is expected to continue until May 15, 2020 at 5pm. Should you require services that qualify as essential functions for our department, please call during normal business hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and we will route and evaluate your request. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

03/16/2020

Kern County Commissioner, Glenn Fankhauser, announced that 12:01 a.m. Thursday, March 19, 2020 is the date establishing the 10% bloom stage for all citrus South of 7th Standard Road.

03/16/2020

The Kern County Department of Agriculture and Measurement Standards announces the CANCELLATION of its 2020 Spring Applicator Continuing Education Presentations. The Department will keep you posted of when/if the classes will be rescheduled. Please see the English and Spanish Announcements.

03/12/2020

The Kern County Department of Agriculture and Measurement Standards announces its 2020 Spring Applicator Continuing Education Presentations. They will begin March 23, 2020. For more information about these Continuing Education Sessions including times, dates, and locations, please see the English and Spanish Announcements.

01/06/2020

The Kern County Agricultural Commissioner is proud to announce the annual Spray Safe Event to be held on Friday, January 24, 2020 at the Kern County Fairgrounds from 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Spray Safe's primary goals are to promote safety and best practices within the agricultural industry. All industry members are encouraged to attend the free event which includes lunch.

11/14/2019

2020 Restricted Material Permit/Op ID issuance will begin December 2, 2019. Growers may call for an appointment beginning November 18, 2019.

11/14/2019

All licensed individuals and companies intending to do business in Kern County must register annually. All Registrations expire December 31st of each calendar year. Before performing any work in Kern County for the 2020 calendar year, you must first be registered for that calendar year. Registrations for 2020 will begin December 2, 2019. Information and forms are available on our website for the following licenses: farm labor contractor, maintenance gardener, pest control adviser, pest control business, pest control pilot, and structural pest control business.

11/14/2019

Beekeepers doing business in Kern County are required to register with BeeWhereCalifornia by January 1 or within 30 days of moving their hives into the county.

10/21/2019

The Kern County Department of Agriculture and Measurement Standards announces its 2019 Fall Applicator Continuing Education Presentations. They will begin November 4, 2019. For more information about these Continuing Education Sessions including times, dates, and locations, please see the English and Spanish Announcements.

10/17/2019

Director Glenn Fankhauser reminds local cotton growers that December 20th has been established as the Cotton Plowdown deadline again for 2019.




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