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Ag Law in the Field

Nov 15, 2017

Today we continue in our water law series by focusing on surface water. If you missed the episode focused on groundwater, click here.

I'm joined by Carlos Rubenstein.  His experience in Texas water is vast, including former Rio Grande Water Master, to a Commissioner on the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to...


Nov 1, 2017

Water law is an important issue in Texas.  Today, we will be discussing Texas groundwater law with Austin-based water attorney, Doug Caroom.  

Doug and I walk through the Rule of Capture, the approach to groundwater in Texas.  We discuss regulation by local groundwater conservation districts and considerations that go...


Oct 10, 2017

My guest today is Jourdanton-based attorney, Trace Blair.  Trace is an Aggie alum, graduate of Texas Tech University School of Law, and a partner at Wigington Rumley Dunn & Blair.  He practices in a number of areas, including agricultural law, oil and gas law, and catastrophic injury litigation.

He has drafted...


Sep 27, 2017

"Ag gag" statutes have been in the news lately as several Constitutional challenges have been filed against this type of statute.  Only a handful of states have passed this type of legislation, which seeks to prohibit trespassing on or providing false information to obtain employment at an agricultural operation. ...


Aug 30, 2017

Eminent domain is a hot topic currently for landowners across the state.  From various planned highways, to oil and gas pipelines, to water pipeline projects, to the high speed rail, many landowners are facing the potential taking of their private property pursuant to the use of eminent domain.  

My guest today is Luke...