Oregon Farming in Numbers

About 98% of Oregon’s farms and ranches are family owned and operated. Some are “corporate” farms because they are incorporated for tax reasons; they are however not faceless, uncaring, mega-conglomerates. It remains a generational industry. Oregon agriculture is sustainable. 1,181 Oregon farms and ranches are officially recognized as remaining operational and within the same family

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Oregon State University Small Farms Program

Answering questions for those interested in getting started with small parcel farming, small acreage enterprise, growing farms, sustainable business, and other rural living needs, OSU’s farm program is a benefit to many. This resource site links interested farmers with classes, educators, state and county organizations as well as provides a breadth of information on daily needs

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4 Ways to Purchase Real Estate in an IRA

Real estate has a particular appeal for many retirement investors. It is considered a long-term investment, which tends to match the longer time horizons of retirement savers, and investors can use IRA dollars to fund real estate transactions. All it takes is working with a custodian that allows you to self-direct your IRA funds into

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The Power of the 1031 Exchange

This ebook evaluates and educates on some the best real estate investment options available in these economic times. The tax breaks and loopholes built into real estate make it one of the most profitable investments in the world. In fact, the 1031 Exchange–may be one of the greatest tax loopholes in existence. A 1031 exchange allows

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Organic Agriculture

National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) unanimously voted to approve a proposal on Nov. 18 that would, among other things, ban plants and animals produced using gene editing technology from being considered organic. Along with defining new genetic technologies as genetic engineering—an “excluded method” for the purposes of organic production—the board additionally attributed many alarming and

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Most Expensive Properties in Oregon

Homes in Oregon are customized to suit their makers, whether or not the neighbor sees the structures as fabulous or a folly. Oregon is known for a wide array of scenery, of varied topography and everything from Tiny Homes to urban lofts, sprawling golf course estates and more. The Oregonian has recently presented the Most Expensive

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