2017 ORS 541.989¹
Commission duties
  • rules

(1) The Oregon Agricultural Heritage Commission shall:

(a) Assist the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board with the development of rules for the administration of programs under ORS 541.977 (Definitions for ORS 541.977 to 541.989) to 541.989 (Commission duties);

(b) Adopt rules establishing three or more permissible terms of years, that are not less than 20 or more than 50 years, for working land conservation covenants formed under ORS 541.982 (Working land conservation covenants and easements);

(c) Recommend policies and priorities for use by the board in evaluating the farm or ranch values, and the fish or wildlife habitat, water quality or other natural resource values, on working land described in a grant application filed under ORS 541.981 (Conservation management plans for working lands) or 541.982 (Working land conservation covenants and easements);

(d) Review and consider the recommendations of technical committees appointed under ORS 541.984 (Grant programs);

(e) Consult with the board concerning grant applications;

(f) Provide conservation management plan, working land conservation covenant and working land conservation easement funding recommendations to the board based on the availability of funding from the Oregon Agricultural Heritage Fund; and

(g) Provide funding recommendations to the Legislative Assembly, or recommendations for grant funding to the board, to provide training and support to owners of working land, or persons advising owners of working land, regarding succession planning for the lands.

(2) The commission’s recommendations for funding under subsection (1)(g) of this section may include recommendations for funding succession planning programs through the Oregon State University Extension Service only if the university has presented the commission with a program proposal for review. If a commission recommendation for funding succession planning programs through the university extension service is adopted, the university shall provide the commission with an annual report regarding each program. [2017 c.716 §10]

Note: See note under 541.977 (Definitions for ORS 541.977 to 541.989).

Note: Section 14, chapter 716, Oregon Laws 2017, provides:

Sec. 14. Sections 1 to 10 of this 2017 Act [541.977 (Definitions for ORS 541.977 to 541.989) to 541.989 (Commission duties)] apply to agreements and interests in land that:

(1) Are created on or after January 1, 2018; or

(2) Are the subject of an application for funding from the Oregon Agricultural Heritage Fund. [2017 c.716 §14]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 541—Water Distributors; Water Releases; Conservation and Storage; Water Development Projects; Watershed Management and Enhancement, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors541.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.