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Ag Law in the Field

Nov 12, 2020

When can a farmer save seed to use again for the next season?  What protections are in place for seed companies to prevent the illegal use or sale of seed?  What protections are offered by patent law, the Plant Variety Protection Act, and license agreements?

These are the questions I sat down with Arkansas-based...


Oct 29, 2020

I am not even sure where to start with this one.  I suppose we start either with the chicken or the egg.  When criminal law attorney, Andrew Decker, had a case involving poultry that resulted in a criminal complaint, he found himself digging into the Texas Agriculture Code because his argument depended on open...


Oct 8, 2020

Family law is not my forte, which is why I contacted Stacey Barber to come and give us a lesson today!  Stacey is a family law attorney in Lubbock, TX and she did a great job of talking about community property.  

What is the law in a community property state?  What is the difference between community and separate...


Sep 24, 2020

This topic is a little different than our normal agricultural law focus.  The topic of mental health is one that is extremely important to me.  Agriculture and rural America has to do a better job of talking about mental health challenges and working to make positive changes.  Our lives literally depend on it.

Today, I...


Sep 10, 2020

Did you know that before a transmission line may be built in Texas, there is an entire proceeding before the Public Utility Commission in Texas?  Did you know that landowners potentially affected by a proposed transmission line are able to participate in that process?

Brent Hamilton is here today to discuss the PUC...