Oregon’s Clackamas County canceled a meeting this week on its bid to redesignate farmland following critical remarks from communities, a conservation district and a key state land-use agency.

That doesn’t mean the idea is dead, however. A majority of county commissioners want to review the status of 1,625 acres now designated “rural reserves.” The land, three parcels south and southeast of Portland, was designated to remain farmland for 50 years under a 2010 agreement signed by Clackamas, Washington and Multnomah counties and Metro, the Portland area’s land-use planning agency.

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