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Mission Statement

The mission of the Division of Agriculture is to fulfill the mandates of the State of California and to provide quality regulatory services to the citizens of Santa Clara County. The Division serves local businesses, protects public health and the environment, and promotes a wholesome and ample food supply. The County Agricultural Commissioner directs the enforcement programs of the local Division of Agriculture.

The Division's primary enforcement mission is to:

  1. ensure the safe, responsible, and judicious use of pesticides by farmers, pest control companies, government, industry, and the general public;
  2. ensure a wholesome and healthful food supply; and
  3. prevent the introduction, establishment, and spread of destructive insects, plant diseases and weeds into the County's urban and agricultural areas.