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Unpacking the 2022 Census of Agriculture

Over the past few months, I’ve been analyzing what the 2022 Census of Agriculture reveals about Oregon’s agricultural sector. Two data points that have garnered attention concern the loss of 667,000 acres of Oregon’s farmland and the substantial 29% gain … Continue reading

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California Forever: A glance at the underlying economic and policy issues

With the housing crisis facing many communities in the western US, who can argue against dense, affordable housing with tree-lined streets and easy access to bike lanes, shops, and schools? It’s a gamble that the investors in California Forever are … Continue reading

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What does the EPA Vulnerable Species Pilot Project mean for Oregon agriculture?

Tim Delbridge and Dan Bigelow As the Capital Press and other outlets have been reporting over the last month, there is a draft plan from the EPA to protect a number of endangered and threatened species through new restrictions on … Continue reading

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Per latest USDA estimates, most categories of farmland value in Oregon continue to rise

On August 4th, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its latest state-level data on farmland values. The data come from the USDA’s June Area Survey, which asks a rotating panel of producers to estimate the market value of their … Continue reading

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An overview and recent snapshot of farmland rental in Oregon

The challenges associated with farmland accessibility for new and beginning farmers comes up often in agricultural policy discussions. Renting land is typically seen as a natural first step to securing land access, due to the lower required financial capital costs … Continue reading

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