At a press conference Tuesday, leaders bemoaned the bill stalling in committee. By Tuesday night, a negotiator said the measure was close to moving forward.
A Central Oregon nonprofit, as well as local officials and businesses, are pursuing airlines.
If Senate Bill 920 passes, it would be the first in the nation regulating farmers' use of antibiotics.
Oregon Rep. Tobias Read (D-Beaverton) wants to use the extra money for budget reserve, education.
Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley said the new rules could create jobs in Pendleton, Tillamook and Warm Springs.