Prior to his announcement to the closure of non-essential businesses, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak announced that in order to protect the health and safety of the state’s workforce and the public, he is directing executive branch agency leadership to close state offices to the public - as soon as possible.
Based on the information from Director Jennifer Ott, as of Tuesday, March 17, 2020, the Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) is operating at a limited capacity with essential employees only for the necessary support of agribusiness and protection of public health. Per guidance from Governor Sisolak and the federal government due to COVID-19, all NDA offices are closed until further notice.
Some services will not be available until normal business operations resume, and response times will be slowed during this time, but please be assured that we have staff working on those essential tasks that will ensure we can still protect public health and ensure agricultural commerce can continue.
The following services are considered essential functions and will remain available in some capacity for matters that require
Animal Disease Lab
Please call the
Animal Disease Lab at 775-353-3709
for any immediate animal disease concerns related to testing for:
- Aerobic and Anaerobic Cultures
- T. foetus Culture or RT-PCR
- Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA)
- Brucellosis Serology
use this link
to reach your nearest brand inspector in the Northern section of Nevada.
to reach your nearest brand inspector in the Southern section of the state. You can also call the Nevada
Department of Agriculture Office in Elko 775-738-8076
to schedule brand inspections or request movement permits.
Entry Permits and Pasture to Pasture Permits
Federal School and Community Nutrition
Delivery will continue to partner and sponsor sites and we will coordinate feeding plans. If you have immediate questions or concerns about school or community nutrition interruptions, please call the
Community Nutrition group at 702-668-4582 or email
Food Distribution on Indian Reservations (FDPIR)
Certification and distribution of food will continue at all sites. We ask that recipients not exit their vehicle at drop off location, just pull your car up to the back of the truck or behind the next car in line. For more information please
contact Devin Wilcox-McCombs at 775-353-3724 or
Food safety testing and meat and poultry inspections will continue. To schedule inspections or for immediate concerns, please
contact Anna Vickrey at 775-353-3605 or email
Hemp harvest inspections will continue, and the Chemistry Laboratory will be available for hemp compliance testing. For immediate concerns, please
contact Audrey Blondfield at
Staff will be available for pesticide investigations, spill concerns and pesticide exposure testing. Please
contact Bret Allen at
for concerns related to pesticides
Phytosanitary and shipping point export inspections will continue as needed.
Please contact Nick Bieser in southern Nevada at
and Sheryl Hunnewell in northern Nevada at
to schedule an appointment.
for any concerns regarding accuracy of scales, gas pumps, etc.
Price gouging should be reported to the Attorney General’s office at 702-486-3132.