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Ag Commissioner's Corner

Les Wright
Interim Agricultural Commissioner / Sealer of Weights and Measures

The Responsibilities of the Agricultural Commissioner

The Fresno County Department of Agriculture, under direction of the California Department of Food and Agriculture, is responsible for conducting regulatory and service functions pertaining to the multi-billion dollar agricultural industry in Fresno County. These functions are mandated by state and federal laws and regulations and by local measures and ordinances by the Fresno County Board of Supervisors.

The primary purpose and objective of the agricultural commissioner is the promotion and protection of the county agricultural industry and the general public. This task is accomplished by three divisions, which carry out the program objectives:

Pest Detection & Exclusion Division

  • Pest Exclusion
  • Pest Detection and Eradication
  • Nursery and Seed Inspection
  • Botany and Entomology
  • Biological Control
  • Animal Disease Control

Environmental Protection & Pest Management Division

  • Pesticide Use Enforcement
  • Apiary Enforcement
  • Computer Operations
  • Investigations
  • Agricultural Wildlife Damage Management
  • Weed and Vertebrate Pest Management

Weights & Measures/Standardization & Statistics Division

  • Weighing Devices Measuring Devices
  • Quantity Control of Packaged Commodities
  • Petroleum Products
  • Weighmaster Enforcement
  • Fruit and Vegetable Quality Control
  • Egg Quality Control
  • Agricultural Statistics and Special Reports
  • Land Use

Contact the Agricultural Commissioner


Voice: (559) 600-7510
FAX: (559) 455-2415

1730 S. Maple Avenue
Fresno, CA 93702

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