Rural Oregon and Employment

This month, the State of Oregon Employment Department published a 44 page report on the status of employment and recession recovery in rural Oregon.  By their definition, Wasco County is included in list of counties analyzed. Wasco County fares significantly better than many other rural counties in terms of job gains since the pre-recession (2007) … Continue reading Rural Oregon and Employment

Wasco County Farm Subsidies

One of the things we wanted to understand, in preparing for the Comprehensive Plan update, was how some farmland in Wasco County is currently being used and how that may change in the future. A critical program for conserving land and habitat is through the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP).  In 2016, land enrolled in the … Continue reading Wasco County Farm Subsidies