From the website: The work of the Santa Barbara County Agriculture/Weights & Measures Department has never been more important. Our mission is to protect agriculture, natural resources and the quality of life in Santa Barbara County. To accomplish this, we at the Agriculture/Weights & Measures Department work with the California Department of Food and Agriculture, California Department of Pesticide Regulation, United States Department of Agriculture and the United States Environmental Protection Agency to meet the needs of our community, including:
- Providing the first line of defense against the introduction of injurious plant and animal pests,
- Protecting the consumer through the enforcement of agricultural, weights and measures laws and regulations,
- Work to maintain a delicate balance between commerce and regulatory requirements,
- Managing the new challenges that the future holds for our agricultural and business community.