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Oregon Legislature Passes Comprehensive Winery Land Use Bill

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After years of temporary measures, the Oregon Legislature has adopted a long term framework for regulating winery activities on farmland. Unanimously adopted by both the Senate and the House, Senate Bill 841 is the product of a hard-earned consensus among Oregon wineries and other key stakeholders. SB 841 applies to all wineries on Exclusive Farm… Continue Reading

Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals Clarifies Permitting Pathways for Wine Businesses on Farmland

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The Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA) has issued two important new decisions regarding wine businesses on Exclusive Farm Use (EFU) land. Across Oregon, wineries and other wine-related businesses utilize several different permitting pathways to secure land use approval for their activities. The rules governing these pathways are convoluted, and the differences between the… Continue Reading