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Agricultural Commissioner

County of Tuolumne Reduction of Non-Essential Services in Response to Coronavirus Covid-19. 
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In response to the Governor’s March 19th executive order, which included a state wide “stay at home” order, Tuolumne County is making reductions to non-essential services to limit the potential exposure for staff and the public to COVID-19. These changes will go into full effect Monday March 23, 2020.

If you need assistance contact the office @ 209-533-5691  8-1 pm

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date:  July 30, 2020      

Recently, the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has become aware of a number of reports regarding “mysterious and unsolicited seeds from China”.  These seed packages are often labeled as jewelry, being shipped to homeowners throughout the US, including Tuolumne County.  CDFA is communicating with the United States Department of Agriculture to determine any necessary actions for shipments received in California. 

In the meantime, the Tuolumne County Department of Agriculture (TCDA) is instructing residents not to open, plant, or dispose of any unsolicited seed packets received, but to contact them. Invasive species can devastate the environment, displace or destroy native plants and insects, severely damage crops, and poison livestock. Taking steps to prevent their introduction is the most effective method of reducing both the risk of invasive species infestations and the cost to control and mitigate those infestations.

Unopened seed packets should be held by the resident and the resident should contact the TCDA. If you did plant seeds, please contact the Department of Agriculture for additional direction.  

Tuolumne County Department of Agriculture may be contacted at (209) 533-5691.

Wildlife Services

For Wildlife Services call 209-533-6681.

REMINDER-Never mix bleach with other cleaning products, see links below



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Farmworker Housing Information

For information on financing programs for farmworker housing please visit the Housing Division Housing Development Resources information page or contact Sheila Shanahan, Housing Program Coordinator at (209) 533-6904 or

“For after-hours emergencies involving pesticides call 911,  or for less serious cases call a doctor or the California Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222

Para emergencias fuera del horario de atención que involucren pesticidas, llame al 911, o para casos menos graves llame a un médico o al Centro de Control de Envenenamiento de California al 1-800-222-1222.