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Texas: Estate Planning, Ag Leasing Conference, Miami, Dec. 12

Texas: Estate Planning, Ag Leasing Conference, Miami, Dec. 12

👤By Kay Ledbetter, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Dec 4, 2017

An Estate Planning and Ag Leasing Conference will be hosted Dec. 12 by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Roberts County. The conference will be from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Courthouse Annex in Miami. RSVP is requested by Dec. 8 to 806-868-3191 or mcwilkes@ag.tamu.edu.

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New Publication Aids Ag Businesses in ICE Raid, Audit Preparation

New Publication Aids Ag Businesses in ICE Raid, Audit Preparation

👤By Kay Ledbetter, Texas AgriLife 🕔Nov 6, 2017

Ensuring workers are legally able to work in the U.S. and are properly documented is important for every agricultural business, whether it is a processing plant, a dairy or an orchard, said two Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialists. Dr.

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Texas Ag Law: What’s the Difference Between an ICE Audit & an ICE Raid?

Texas Ag Law: What’s the Difference Between an ICE Audit & an ICE Raid?

👤By Tiffany Dowell Lashmet, Texas Agrilife Extension Service. 🕔Oct 31, 2017

Numerous businesses–both agricultural and others–have faced audits or raids conducted by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement in recent years.   Dr. Ellen Jordan, Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Dairy Specialist, and I published a fact sheet outlining the difference between an ICE audit

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Arkansas: Pesticide Legal Issues Webinar, Nov. 1

Arkansas: Pesticide Legal Issues Webinar, Nov. 1

👤By Fred Miller, University of Arkansas 🕔Oct 27, 2017

The Agriculture and Food Law Consortium will present a free webinar, “From Farm Fields to the Courthouse: Legal Issues Surrounding Pesticide Use,” on Wednesday, Nov. 1 at 11 a.m. Central. Pesticide use and subsequent damage to neighboring crops is an

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Texas: Eminent Domain Wins Over Landowner’s Claim of Due Process Violation

Texas: Eminent Domain Wins Over Landowner’s Claim of Due Process Violation

👤By Tiffany Dowell Lashmet, Texas Agrilife Extension Service. 🕔Oct 10, 2017

Last week, the United States Court of Appeal for the Fifth Circuit considered a legal dispute between a landowner and the Trans-Pecos Pipeline project.  Specifically, the landowner claims that Texas eminent domain procedure violates the Due Process Clause of the

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Texas Ag Law: Fannin County – Closed Range or Open Range?

Texas Ag Law: Fannin County – Closed Range or Open Range?

👤By Tiffany Dowell Lashmet, Texas Agrilife Extension Service. 🕔Oct 2, 2017

Fannin County residents have had an ongoing disagreement about whether the county is closed range or open range.  The District Attorney, Richard Glaser, sought an opinion from Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton to answer this question. As Mr. Glaser explained,

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Clean Water Act Still Alive – California Farmer Settles Lawsuit with Corps of Engineers

Clean Water Act Still Alive – California Farmer Settles Lawsuit with Corps of Engineers

👤By Tiffany Lashmet, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist in Agricultural Law, Texas A&M Agrilife Extension. 🕔Aug 18, 2017

This week, it was announced that the parties have reached a settlement agreement in the Duarte Nursery v. Army Corps of Engineers.  This case has been a high-profile concern for landowners and agricultural producers across the United States.   Background In 2012,

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WOTUS: The 1972 Clean Water Act Was the Beginning. So Where Are We Now?

WOTUS: The 1972 Clean Water Act Was the Beginning. So Where Are We Now?

👤By Tiffany Dowell Lashmet 🕔Aug 14, 2017

For years now, agriculture has been closely following the drama surrounding the definition of “Waters of the United States,” commonly referred to as WOTUS.  With a new administration in place, changes have recently occurred in Washington, DC on this issue.

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Texas: Spray Drift Damage – What Injured Landowners Need to Know

Texas: Spray Drift Damage – What Injured Landowners Need to Know

👤By Tiffany Dowell Lashmet, Texas AgriLife Extension Ag Law Specialist 🕔Jul 11, 2017

Unfortunately, as many farmers know all too well, applications of various pesticides can result in drift and cause damage to neighboring property owners.  In the event this happens, it is important for an injured farmer to know what steps to

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Farm Lease Rule: Always Get it in Writing – Even If It’s Your BFF

Farm Lease Rule: Always Get it in Writing – Even If It’s Your BFF

👤By Kay Ledbetter, Texas AgriLife 🕔Jun 27, 2016

Get it in writing. That may be the single most important message conveyed at a series of Rancher Leasing Workshops, which culminated in Amarillo recently, according to presenters. The workshops were hosted by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Oklahoma State

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