the farmer and his wife
Local, Organic, Community
Terry and Cheryl Tallman moved to the Boardman Community in 1978.
Terry’s father, a multi-generational farmer, bought land just off of the I-84 freeway to raise fruits and vegetables.
Terry and Cheryl inherited that same land where they raised three beautiful children. Now, during their retirement years, their only dream is to run their small coffee shop where they sell their produce.
Unfortunately, though, their dreams and coffee shop are now in jeopardy...
The unwelcomed takeover
Amazon Web Services has moved in right next door and has teamed up with Umatilla Electric Coop, by using the law of Eminent Domain, to take Terry and Cheryl’s long-loved land away from them. They intend to use the land to put in a 230KV power line to deliver electricity to their business.
The Tallman’s offered to work with Umatilla Electric and Amazon to find a way to compromise and benefit both of them, but they would rather just take the land for their own personal use and uproot this farming couple.
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