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File #: 21-662    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Memo Status: Passed
File created: 8/19/2021 Departments: AGRICULTURE\WEIGHTS & MEASURES
On agenda: 9/14/2021 Final action: 9/14/2021
Title: Accept the 2020 San Mateo County Agricultural Crop Report prepared by the Agricultural Commissioner.
Attachments: 1. 20210914_att_2020 Crop Report.pdf

Special Notice / Hearing:                         None__

      Vote Required:                         Majority

 

To:                      Honorable Board of Supervisors

From:                      Koren Widdel, Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer

Subject:                      2020 Annual San Mateo County Agricultural Crop Report

 

RECOMMENDATION:

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Accept the 2020 San Mateo County Agricultural Crop Report prepared by the Agricultural Commissioner.

 

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BACKGROUND:

Sections 2279 and 2272 of the California Food and Agricultural Code require that each California Agricultural Commissioner prepare an annual crop report as well as a sustainable agriculture report. The San Mateo County Agricultural Commissioner issued its first crop report in 1940.

 

DISCUSSION:

Each county agricultural commissioner is required to annually prepare a summary of the county’s agricultural crop production as well as a sustainable agriculture report. This information is provided to the Secretary of Agriculture at the California Department of Food and Agriculture, and the National Agricultural Statistics Service to track agricultural production and commodity values. Attached is the 2020 San Mateo County Agricultural Crop Report providing information on yields and values of local crops, including nursery, vegetable and field crops, livestock, dairy, and forest products, as well as the summary of sustainable agriculture information, including farmers’ markets, organic producers, and local pest management and pest exclusion programs.

 

 

FISCAL IMPACT:

The preparation of the crop report has no impact on the Department’s Net County Cost.