Category Archives: Leases

March 7, 2014 Weekly Round Up

*This article is not a substitute for the advice of an attorney.* Here are a look at some of the ag law stories making news this first week of March. *United States Sides with Texas in Water Dispute against New Mexico, Seeks to Join Suit.  Last week, the Solicitor General, on behalf of the United States, filed a Motion for Leave to Intervene as a Plaintiff in the Supreme Court case pitting Texas against New Mexico in a battle over water in the Rio Grande.  The Solicitor General echoed the… Read More →

Farm and Ranch Lease Webinar

On March 13, I will be presenting at a webinar along with New York City agricultural law attorney Cari Rincker (a Texas A&M alum) on farm and ranch leases.  Cari and I will discuss the basic law surrounding leases and will provide numerous practical considerations for ag law attorneys to consider when negotiating and drafting leases.  The webinar will be from 1:00 – 2:30 CST.  For more details on the webinar, click here. The webinar is co-sponsored by the American Agricultural Law Association and the National Agricultural Law Center.  It… Read More →

Beyond a Handshake: The Importance of Written Leases

**This article is not a substitute for the advice of an attorney.** I wrote an article for the November issue of the Progressive Cattleman Magazine discussing the importance of having leases in writing. Although ranchers are notorious for historically making verbal agreements based upon a person’s word and handshake, it is important that lease agreements be reduced to writing to protect both parties.  The article outlines some of the most important terms and considerations to think about when drafting grazing leases and bull leases, including the length of… Read More →

September 6, 2013 Weekly Round Up

**This article is not a substitute for the advice of an attorney.** Yesterday I attended the 40th Annual Sheep and Goat Field Day in San Angelo, Texas.  It was a great turn out and a great program.  Welcome to the new followers who attended the Field Day. Here’s a look at some of the ag law-related stories making news this week. *  New York’s highest appellate court will decide whether municipalities have the right to ban fracking.  In New York, the regulation of oil and gas production is… Read More →