Many of you have heard this already, but the pieces of House Bill 2859 that included sunsetting some of the most important tax assessments for farmers in Oregon has been removed!
I’ll quote Representative Barnhart in saying,
“In other words, you win.”
What an incredible day at the Capital!
We showed up, we were at the table, and we killed it!
For a more extensive recap check out these links:
- Bad Bill Crushed: HB2859, a Win for Farmers, Ranchers & Foresters -Daughter of a Trucker (Shelly Boshart Davis)
- Lawmakes Back Away from Controversial Farm Property Tax Bill -Capital Press
And if you would like to read my testimony that I submitted you can find it by clicking HERE. Mine is under “Kirsch Family Farms Testimony” by Brenda Frketich (half way down the page). It’s pretty long, but if you’re curious why farmers should get or do get special assessments on their taxes, check it out.
Happy Friday folks!