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Right to Farm Ordinance 2014 Walnut Ordinance


Agricultural Commissioner Declares the End of the Chandler Walnut Harvest, Midnight October 31, 2014  Kings County Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer of Weights and Measures, Tim Niswander, in accordance with Kings County Ordinance 662.1 declares the end of the Chandler harvest of walnuts to be Midnight October 31, 2014. As of November 1, the Buying Period for walnuts may commence.
A “Proof of Ownership Certificate” is still required for any transaction between any non-processing walnut buyers and sellers. Growers or homeowners needing Proof of Ownership Certificates for themselves or their gleanersneed to contact the Agricultural Commissioner’s office at (559) 852-2830, or stop by and pick them up at 680 N. Campus Drive, Suite B in Hanford.

 2014 Kings County Walnut Ordinance 

It is the purpose and intent of this ordinance is to help protect the agricultural industry of Kings County, establish a means of verifying valid ownership of walnuts in order to prevent and deter theft, and to provide a means for local enforcement of laws and regulations pertaining to the purchase and sale of walnuts. This article does not apply to  the retail sales of walnuts directly to consumers.