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Ag Law in the Field

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...


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...