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hb 3249: Oregon agricultural heritage program
RFC is asking Oregon to show its support for the next generation of farmers and the agricultural land we all depend on. The Oregon Agricultural Heritage Program (OAHP, HB 3249) would provide voluntary tools to help farmers conserve their land and afford to pass it to the next generation through working lands easements, working lands covenants, and conservation management plans. It would also support farm succession workshops and a study of the impacts of Oregon's estate tax on farmers.
We, with many diverse advocates of this bill, met at the State Capitol on June 22, 2017 to tell our legislators just how important and urgent this issue is. See a video of the event below.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how you can help and to keep updated on this important legislation.
Read our new report:
"As older farmers retire over the next two decades, over 10 million acres, or 64 percent of Oregon’s agricultural land, will pass to new owners. How that land changes hands, who acquires it, and what they do with the land will impact Oregon for generations."
The report was co-written by RFC's Farm Preservation Program Director, Nellie McAdams and colleagues from Oregon State and Portland State Universities.