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An Urban Organic Marijuana Farmer in Vancouver, Washington

Starting a Recreational Marijuana Business- CannaMan Farms from Cooking Up a Story on Vimeo.

Starting a Recreational Marijuana Business: CannaMan Farms

Story and video by Rebecca Gerendasy
Co-founder
Cooking Up a Story
Food.Farmer.Earth.

Excerpt:

April 20, 2015, Vancouver, Washington. Three years ago, at age 42 and fast approaching 20 years in the mortgage business, Brian Stroh, sold his real estate brokerage firm and after careful research decided to dive into the nascent recreational marijuana business.

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April 21, 2015   Comments Off on An Urban Organic Marijuana Farmer in Vancouver, Washington

Tax relief proposed for urban farms in Oregon

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Developer Eric Olsen examines crops growing on a parcel of land designated as a “village farm” for the neighborhood he built in Monmouth, Ore. The Oregon Legislature is considering a bill that would provide tax relief to urban farms. Photo by Mateusz Perkowski.

Legislation would create tax incentives for urban farms in Oregon.

By Mateusz Perkowski
Capital Press
April 9, 2015

Excerpt:

SALEM — Farmers who raise crops or livestock in urban areas could obtain property tax relief under an Oregon bill that would create urban agriculture incentive zones.

Supporters of House Bill 2723 say that urban farmers improve food security and teach city dwellers about agriculture but face a high property tax burden.

The legislation would allow cities and counties to designate zones where undeveloped land is subject to lower property tax rates so long as it’s used for agriculture for a minimum of five years.

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April 21, 2015   Comments Off on Tax relief proposed for urban farms in Oregon