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The Future of Oregon’s Agricultural Land
Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies Publications
  • Christy Anderson Brekken, Oregon State University
  • Lauren Gwin, Oregon State University
  • Megan Horst, Portland State University
  • Nellie McAdams, Rogue Farm Corps
  • Sheila A Martin, Portland State University
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  • Agriculture -- Oregon,
  • Farm produce -- Oregon
Sixty-four percent of Oregon's farmland is expected to change hands in the next 20 years, yet many Oregon farmers are unprepared for succession. Simultaneously, beginning farmers are finding it harder to start farmers because of dramatically increasing land prices. These distinct but interwined challenges are addressed in a new research report from the Oregon State University Center for Small Farms, Portland State University's Planning Oregon/Institute for Metropolitan Studies, and Rogue Farm Corps. The study examines trends in land tenure and the effects they might have on Oregon's economy, rural communities, and environment. The report was in many ways inspired and informed by the land access working group of the Oregon Community Food Systems Network.

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Christy Anderson Brekken, Lauren Gwin, Megan Horst, Nellie McAdams, et al.. "The Future of Oregon’s Agricultural Land" (2016)
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