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Ag Law in the Field

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...


Aug 24, 2017

Today's guest is one of my childhood friends thanks to New Mexico 4-H and FFA, Erin Hawley.  Erin grew up the 6th generation on her family's beef cattle operation in northeastern New Mexico.  She obtained her animal science degree from Texas A&M University and went on to graduate from Yale Law School.  She was hired by...


Aug 17, 2017

In early August, I traveled to College Station to meet up with three of my favorite ag lawyers, Jim Bradbury, James Decker, and Kyle Weldon.  We had a great session at the Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course in College Station.  We titled the program "Ask an Ag Lawyer" and basically just answered people's questions on...


Aug 3, 2017

Today, we are in for a treat.  Pat Dillon is our guest to share some of his best true stories from his small town Iowa law practice.  Pat's law office is located in Sumner, Iowa, population 2,000.

After attending Iowa State University, serving in the Army, and graduating from Drake University School of Law, Pat moved...


Jul 27, 2017

Today, our topic is one of huge importance for Texas landowners and involves the rights of surface owners dealing with oil and gas production on their property.  Our guest is F. Parks Brown, an attorney with Uhl, Fitzsimons, Jewett & Burton, PLLC whose practice focuses on representing Texas land and mineral...