Yolo County Agricultural Commissioner John Young has announced that the nut buying period will be held August 1, 2015 through April 1, 2016, 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 department in enforcing the ordinance through compliance checks at places were nuts are sold.
During this period, persons in possession of unprocessed “nuts” (almond, walnut or pistachio) shall be required to show a 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: