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Ag Law in the Field

Jul 9, 2018

If you follow agricultural law at all, you've likely seen news from North Carolina that a number of nuisance lawsuits that were filed against Smithfield Foods subsidiary Murphy Brown have resulted in two multi-million dollar verdicts in favor of the plaintiffs.  Many of the operations targeted in these lawsuits have...


Jun 14, 2018

I'm excited to have Dr. Jason Johnson, a District Economist for Texas A&M Agrilife Extension on the show today to talk about Pasture, Rangeland, and Forage Insurance, more commonly referred to as rainfall insurance. 

As Dr. Johnson explains, this is an insurance product through the USDA Risk Management Agency that...


May 30, 2018

Today is an extremely important topic, not just for those of us involved in agriculture, but for everyone.  My colleague, Andy Crocker, is an Extension Program Specialist in Gerontology and Health with Texas A&M Agrilife Extension. 

We talk about the importance of having conversations and thinking through our plans and...


May 15, 2018

We're talking about a topic that is important to the agricultural industry: the H2A Agricultural Guest Worker Program.  Texas A&M alum and attorney Kyle Farmer practices  in this area and is here today to help discuss the scope of the program, requirements to qualify, and the steps that must be taken in order to obtain...


May 2, 2018

Negotiating an oil and gas lease can be complex and confusing.  Today, Nicholas Miller is here to help offer some practical advice and tips for mineral owners who may be negotiating a lease agreement.  Nicholas walks us through how the leasing process typically works, what terms are usually contained in the offer letter...