Or. Admin. R. 150-308-1080 - Valuation of Certain Agricultural Land to Reflect Value for Farm Use Only

Current through Register Vol. 61, No. 4, April 1, 2022

(1) Certain farm properties are set aside under a government payment program such as the federally administered Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). The payments received for farmlands placed in these conservation programs must not be used as income for computing farm use values. Income data from similar lands that are not included in the conservation programs should be used instead to compute farm use values. New farm use values must be computed each year as though the land in the conservation programs was being used for a farm use.

NOTE: Acreage that is not in an exclusive farm use zone, and is under a farm-related government conservation program, is not subject to the gross income requirements.

(2) Values for farm use are to be determined on the basis of highest and best agriculture use, regardless of how the land is currently used and employed in agriculture.
Example 1: The land is capable of raising wheat, but the owner elects to pasture the property. The highest and best agricultural use of the property is as wheat land, so the farm use value would be based on wheat land.
Example 2: The land is capable of raising wheat, but the owner adds site improvements to enable the planting of an orchard. The highest and best agricultural use is now as orchard land, so the farm use value would be based on orchard land.
(3) If the owner of land assessed as farm use land contends the assessor's farm use value is not correct, the value may be appealed to the county Board of Property Tax Appeals as provided by ORS 309.100. An appeal from an adverse decision of the board may be filed with the Magistrate Division of the Tax Court as provided by 305.275(2) (also see 305.280).

Notes

Or. Admin. R. 150-308-1080
RD 11-1990, f. 12-20-90, cert. ef. 12-31-90; REV 11-2000, f. 12-29-00, cert. ef. 12-31-00, Renumbered from 150-308.345; REV 3-2014, f. & cert. ef. 7-31-14; Renumbered from 150-308A.092, REV 25-2016, f. 8-12-16, cert. ef. 9/1/2016

Stat. Auth.: ORS 305.100

Stats. Implemented: ORS 308.345 & 308A.092

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