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Posted on: March 22, 2021

Contra Costa County Drought Declaration

Image of dried grass on hillsides used for rangeland that was caused by drought

On March 5th, 2021, in accordance with 7 CFR 759.5(a), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack designated Contra Costa County as a primary natural disaster area due to the recent drought. This entitles eligible farm operators ...

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Posted on: November 17, 2020

Moratorium on Hemp Cultivation

Flowering industrial hemp plant

On November 17, 2020, the Board of Supervisors voted to enact Ordinance No. 2020-28, an urgency interim ordinance imposing a 45 day moratorium on industrial hemp cultivation. On December 15, 2020, the Board voted to enact Ordinance No. 2020-30, extending ...

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Information on hemp in Contra Costa County Agriculture/Weights and Measures
Posted on: February 28, 2021

Vaccines for Agricultural Sector Workers

COVID Vaccine

On February 28, 2021, Contra Costa Health Services updated its eligibility policy for the COVID-19 vaccine to extend vaccination eligibility to residents who work in the agricultural and food sector. More information on how to obtain a vaccine through Con...

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