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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...


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...


Aug 27, 2020

Eminent domain is one of the most popular topics we cover.  Today, we are focusing on the important issue of compensation when property is being condemned.  San Antonio-based attorney, Jim Spivey, joins us to talk us through many helpful concepts related to compensation, and offers important tips to Texas...