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Agriculture and Land Use

Idaho Department of Agriculture

The Department of Agriculture oversees Idaho’s agricultural and livestock industries and ag-related businesses, including:

The Department also manages programs to control noxious weeds and invasive species and insects and monitors Idaho’s Agricultural Water Quality Program, as well as the following programs:

Bureau of Weights and Measures:  Oversees the following: 

  • Inspection and certification of weighing and metering devices, including scales and fuel pumps
  • Inspection of packaged products to ensure net contents meet labeled weight, volume or count
  • Monitors the octane labeling of fuel products
  • Maintains a metrology calibration laboratory
  • Registers weighmasters and individuals who repair or maintain weighing and metering devices

Idaho and U.S. Departments of Labor

Agricultural Workers – Employers of temporary foreign agricultural workers must be certified through the H-2A Temporary Agricultural Program to bring workers into the U.S.

Farm Labor Contractors – The Department of Labor licenses Farm Labor Contractors who represent domestic migrant and seasonal farm laborers. See Idaho Department of Labor Farmworker Services for details.

Idaho Department of Lands

IDL manages state lands and activities occurring on them, including:

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