“The Future of Oregon’s Agricultural Land” outlines barriers facing young Oregon farmers
Author: College of Urban & Public Affairs
Posted: October 13, 2016

The OSU Center for Small Farms & Community Food Systems, PSU’s Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies and Planning Oregon, and Rogue Farm Corps collaborated on a new white paper entitled “The Future of Oregon’s Agricultural Land.” The report combines original research with analysis of existing data to address three intertwined issues: farmland succession, access to land for beginning farmers, and effects on agricultural land use. The paper & summaries are available here.

The paper addresses issues of national concern, as evidenced by the media attention it's garnering:

Oregonian: "Oregon farms face land crisis: report"

Capital Press: "Aging farmers will turn over two-thirds of Oregon’s ag land"

OPB: "Young Oregon Farmers Face Barriers To Starting Farm Businesses"

Nonprofit Quarterly: "An Oregon Nonprofit Facilitates Family Farm Successions"

Oregon Department of Agriculture News: "Passing down the farm receives new emphasis"