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Ag Law in the Field

Feb 13, 2018

Today, we talk about the D-word....dicamba.  This was easily the ag law issue of the year in 2017 and although we hope the same is not true for 2018, time will tell.  I'm joined by Kelly Nuckolls Winslow, Extension Ag Law SPecialist with the University of Maryland to talk about the legal issues related to dicamba.  We...


Jan 26, 2018

Today our topic is one near and dear to the heart of every legal nerd...regulatory takings.  Folks are usually familiar with the idea of a taking where the government might come in and physically take property, like for a road.  But there is another type of takings case, known as regulatory takings, where a government...


Nov 29, 2017

Between Syngenta corn and dicamba drift, class action litigation has been at the forefront of agricultural legal issues in recent years.  Today, my former boss, Chuck Peifer joins us to talk about class action litigation.  Chuck is the managing partner of a commercial litigation firm in Albuquerque, New Mexico,...


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...


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...