The deal marks the most expensive acquisition an Oregon company has made since 2007.
The House Speaker and Senate President stress how complicated the issue is in meeting with Statesman Journal editorial board.
Report suggests that the demand for hops has never been higher, but high temperatures hurt the crop's output in 2014.
Real-estate company ScanlanKemperBard Companies announced the acquisition Friday.
Consumers got a look at Microsoft's newest creation, designed in the company's Wilsonville office.