Oregon Legislature Adds Bakery, Dairy, Grain, and Egg Processors to the Machinery and Equipment Personal Property Tax Exemption

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OREGON LEGISLATURE ADDS BAKERY, DAIRY, GRAIN, AND EGG PROCESSORS TO THE MACHINERY
AND EQUIPMENT PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION


Salem, OR; July 2, 2015 – In what is turning out to be a momentous week for food processors in the
Northwest, last night Oregon’s legislature passed a top priority for the Northwest Food Processors
Association (NWFPA) in a late evening session. HB 3125 allows bakery, dairy, grain, and egg processors
to claim a five-year personal property tax exemption on newly acquired machinery and equipment. This
tax exemption is already in place for fruits, vegetables, seafood, nuts, and legume processors.

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Washington Legislature Extends Food Processing Business & Occupation Tax Exemption for Out-of-State Sales to 2025

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WASHINGTON LEGISLATURE EXTENDS FOOD PROCESSING BUSINESS & OCCUPATION TAX
EXEMPTION FOR OUT-OF-STATE SALES TO 2025


Olympia, WA; July 1, 2015 – After months of hard work by Northwest Food Processors Association (NWFPA) and legislators, Washington State’s House and Senate approved Senate Bill 6057 with the state biennial budget. This bill extends the current Business & Occupation (B&O) tax exemption on out-ofstate sales for the food processing industry for 10 years, to 2025. This exemption will save Washington food processors around $6.6 million per year, making them more competitive nationally and globally.

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Expo 2016 First Floor is Ready

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Expo 2016 - First Floor is Ready

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  If you submit your application before July 1, 2015 you will still be a part of the first floor placement.

Sustainability Micro Case Studies II: Submit your story

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Sustainable business practices are not a trend or fad; they are part of successful business growth and management. Food processing companies and their suppliers are adopting sustainable business models.

Many companies have invested in projects, both large and small, to become more sustainable, yet this work is practically unknown and unrecognized by the public, customers, and regulatory and policy decision-makers. The food processing industry is quite modest about its accomplishments and seldom talks about the actions of the industry and its suppliers of equipment, services and resources. Yet these actions have benefited our communities, our workers and the environment. The industry cares and is committed to making a difference. Unfortunately, many members of the public, customers, legislators and regulators assume that if companies have not communicated what they are doing to become more sustainable, they are not doing anything.

 

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Connie Kirby earns Distinguished Service Award

Connie Kirby WebConnie Kirby Earns Food Safety Magazine Distinguished Service Award

Food Safety Magazine has announced this year’s winner of their prestigious Distinguished Service Award. It is none other than our very own Connie Kirby! The award will be presented on Tuesday, July 28 at the Awards Reception and Banquet at the International Association for Food Protection Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon.


The Food Safety Magazine Distinguished Service Award honors individuals who best exemplify the characteristics of the dedicated food safety professional. The honored are recognized by members of the profession for their collective work in promoting and advancing science-based solutions for food safety issues. No one better exemplifies these award qualifications than Connie.

 

Her outstanding commitment to food safety is reflected in her unparalleled contributions past and present to the Northwest food processing community, particularly her impact on food safety leadership, regulatory affairs and communication, as well as advancing the knowledge and expertise of food safety professionals in our region.

 

I am hoping that many of you will be able to attend. We can help attendees from around the world understand how truly lucky we are to have had Connie working with the association and its members for so many years. I cannot think of anyone more deserving.

 

International Association for Food Protection Annual Meeting
July 25-28, 2015 in Portland, Oregon
(Awards Reception and Banquet is in the evening of July 28)

 

IEDC Recognizes Oregon Food Processing Industry

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International Economic Development Council Gold Award
Recognizes Oregon Food Processing Industry Revitalization—
7.8 percent industry growth and an additional 517 jobs


Bucking a national trend, Oregon’s food manufacturing sector grew 7.8% over the last 10 years, despite the “Great Recession.” By carefully coordinating job training and development efforts with investment capital, the food processing industry realized an increase of 517 jobs, a $5.8 million return on investment to state revenue, and $13.1 million saved by 40 companies with revitalization projects.

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