Offenses Against Property

ORS 164.887
Interference with agricultural operations


Except as provided in subsection (3) of this section, a person commits the offense of interference with agricultural operations if the person, while on the property of another person who is engaged in agricultural operations, intentionally or knowingly obstructs, impairs or hinders or attempts to obstruct, impair or hinder agricultural operations.


Interference with agricultural operations is a Class A misdemeanor.


The provisions of subsection (1) of this section do not apply to:


A person who is involved in a labor dispute as defined in ORS 662.010 (Labor disputes) with the other person; or


A public employee who is performing official duties.


As used in this section:


(A) “Agricultural operations” means the conduct of logging and forest management, mining, farming or ranching of livestock animals or domestic farm animals;


“Domestic farm animal” means an animal used to control or protect livestock animals or used in other related agricultural activities; and


“Livestock animals” has the meaning given that term in ORS 164.055 (Theft in the first degree).


“Domestic farm animal” and “livestock animals” do not include stray animals. [1999 c.694 §1]
Note: 164.887 (Interference with agricultural operations) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 164 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

Notes of Decisions

For purpose of applying protections of Article I, section 20, of Oregon Constitution, provision does not privilege true class. State v. Borowski, 231 Or App 511, 220 P3d 100 (2009)

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Law Review Citations

51 OLR 427-637 (1972)


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