Land Use Board: Oregon recreation trail must be reconsidered

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A state land use board says the farm impacts of a recreational trail southwest of Portland in Yamhill County weren’t properly analyzed, so the project must be reconsidered. The Capital Press reports county officials failed to comply with a prior order to “make specific factual findings” about whether the 3-mile Yamhelas-Westider trail will “force a significant change in farming practices” related to pesticide spraying. The Land Use Board of Appeals says farmers are not obligated to accommodate the trail by changing their accepted farm practices, even if that change is ’reasonable, prudent and feasible.”