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Yolo County Nut Ordinance 8/1/23 to 4/1/24

Yolo County Agricultural Commissioner Humberto Izquierdo announced today that the nut buying period will begin August 1, 2023 and will run through April 1, 2024, in accordance with the county’s nut theft ordinance.

On May 13, 2014, the Yolo County Board of Supervisors adopted a nut theft ordinance to assist with the issue of nuts being stolen from orchards and sold illegally. The declaration of the nut buying period, and related proof of ownership requirements, assists the Agriculture, Weights and Measures Department in enforcing the ordinance through compliance checks at places where nuts are sold.

During this period, persons in possession of unprocessed “nuts” (almond, walnut, or pistachio) shall be required to show proof of ownership. Under probable cause, the agricultural commissioner or any peace officer may inspect the commodity and request that proof of ownership be provided. Proof of ownership shall contain the following information:

1. Name, address, telephone number, and signature of the seller
2. Name, address, telephone number, and signature of the buyer
3. The vehicle license plate number of the seller
4. The driver’s license number of the seller
5. The weight of the “nut” commodity purchased
6. The date and time of the transaction
7. The variety and condition of the “nut” commodity
8.Specific identification of the source of the commodity being sold is required. If the seller grew the commodity (nut), they should provide the address where it was grown. If the seller did not grow the commodity (nut), they should provide the name, address, and phone number of the person they got it from, along with the address where it was grown (if known).

The proof of ownership shall be retained with the nut commodity to which it pertains while the commodity is in any person’s possession. Proof of ownership forms may be obtained from the Yolo County Agriculture, Weights & Measures Department, located at 70 Cottonwood Street in Woodland, or at the Yolo County Farm Bureau, located at 69 W. Kentucky Avenue in Woodland. Additionally, the proof of ownership form is available online at www.yolocounty.org/nuttheft.

This section includes information employers use to hire employees and comply with rules and regulations.

All employers must complete and retain Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, for every person they hire for employment after Nov. 6, 1986, in the U.S. as long as the person works for pay or other type of payment.

In the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), employers have had to complete Form I-9 CNMI for every employee hired for employment in the CNMI from Nov. 28, 2009 to Nov. 27, 2011. The standard Form I-9 must be used for employees hired on or after Nov. 28, 2011.

Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification consists of three sections:


  • How and when to complete the three sections of the form
  • What to do if you think a document looks fraudulent
  • How to better ensure that the employer is hiring a legal workforce
  • Exceptions
  • Guidance for Employees that fall into Special Categories
  • First section - Employee accepts offer for employment. Second section - Employee completes Secton 1 of the form no later than the first day of the work for pay. Third section – Employee gives document and form to employer. Fourth section – Employer completes Section 2 of the form no later than the 3rd business day employee starts work for pay. Fifth section – If employee’s work authorization expires, complete section 3.
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