|Buckley considers orchard bill||| Print ||
|Friday, January 29, 2010|
State Rep. Peter Buckley is creating a new bill aimed at helping fruit growers like Harry & David by allowing them orchard development on some agricultural land.
But getting the bill passed will be a challenge, as it crosses land-use laws currently in place to protect farmland.
Harry & David, Associated Fruit and Naumes want the Legislature to create a special designation for some agricultural lands near urban areas that would give cities the option to use those lands for expansion under certain circumstances.
By giving the orchardists the potential of turning agricultural land into residential, it would increase the value of these assets, which in turn would give the companies greater flexibility in raising capital to sustain their struggling operations.
Read the full story at the Mail Tribune.
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From Oregon Translational Research and Development Institute: OTRADI today announced its plans to open and operate a 13,000 square-foot multi-tenant bioscience complex in the Willamette Wharf building at 4640 SW Macadam Avenue. Slated to be complete in spring 2013, the OTRADI Bioscience Incubator (OBI) will house up to six companies.
MEDIAmerica, publisher of Oregon Business and Oregon Home magazines, announces a new retail website: HalfOffOregon.com. The website offers lodging, dining, recreation and many other items at half off their regular cost.
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