Farmers fight Metro plans

Farm proponents say Metro’s latest growth plans fail to protect local farm land.

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Metro’s latest growth plans designate nearly 29,000 acres as urban reserves, including 12,000 acres of prime farm land.

The new plans call for nearly 10,000 more acres to be placed in urban reserves than an earlier proposal, and farm proponents are speaking out against them.

Park, a Gresham farmer, said he believes Metro Council’s current urban and rural reserves proposal will not pass muster with the council if it returns in its current shape.

The proposal was released this week for public comment.

Read the full story at the Capital Press.

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