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Santa Barbara County Agricultural Commis...

Residents of Santa Barbara County are among those nationwide who have received “mysterious and unsolicited seeds from China,” and the county agricultural commissioner’s office wants those seed packets. Those who receive such unsolicited seed packet shipments, often labeled “jewelry,” should not open, plant or dispose of them, County Agriculture Commissioner Cathy Fisher said. She asked […]

Tuolumne County hires new agricultural c...

Kelle Schroeder Tuolumne County’s new agricultural commissioner, air pollution control officer, director of animal control and weights and measures sealer Sonora, Calif .– Kelle Schroeder has been hired as Tuolumne County’s new agricultural commissioner. She will replace Gary Stockel, who after a 4-year stint in the county, will retire on December 29, as reported here. […]

Orange County man appointed Ventura Coun...

A deputy director of the Los Angeles County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office was appointed as the Ventura County Agricultural Commissioner on Tuesday. Edmund “Ed” Williams, 57, of La Habra, succeeds Henry Gonzales, who resigned earlier this year to take up the post of agricultural commissioner in Monterey County. Williams, who was unanimously selected by the Ventura […]

Agricultural Commissioner resigns for Mo...

Ventura County Agricultural Commissioner Henry Gonzales has resigned to become Monterey County Agricultural Commissioner. Gonzales, 62, will step down from the Ventura County post he had held for nearly 10 years later this month, County General Manager Mike Powers said on Wednesday. “I’m happy for him,” Powers said, pointing to Gonzales’s deep roots in Monterey […]