Ag Law in the Field Podcast: Episodes 151-160

Did you know we have a podcast about agricultural law called Ag Law in the Field?  It is a really fun project that allows me to introduce listeners to some of the best ag lawyers in the country. 

If you aren’t familiar with Ag Law in the Field or with podcasts in general, don’t panic.  This is simply another resource that I have available for you to learn more about agricultural law.  Each episode is audio-only, and I interview an ag lawyer or other expert about a specific topic.  The best part…you can listen for free! 

In the last 160 episodes, as you can imagine, we’ve covered a lot of ground as far as topics go.  If you’d like to see what we have available, you can check us out on your favorite podcast app, or just click here.  You can scroll down through the different topics and click the black triangle “play” button to listen. 

 Here is a rundown of our most recent episodes:

Episode #151: Dr. Jordan Shockley (Carbon Markets) Carbon markets have become a big topic of discussion in the agricultural industry. Dr. Shockley, one of the foremost economic experts on carbon in the country, walked us through what the carbon industry is, what carbon markets are, and where we can go for more information. 

Episode #152: Jason Hill (Water Law FAQs Part 2)  Jason was such a popular guest in his first episode, we had him back for more!  Texas water law is complex, particularly when it comes to surface water rights.  Jason is a water lawyer who represents a host of clients in water-related transactions and litigation.  He answered some of the most common questions rural landowners have when it comes to water law. 

Episode #153: Cassie Gresham (Access to Property/Landlocked Property Myth-Busting) Of all the episodes we have ever done, ones on landlocked property are easily our most downloaded.  This is a critical issue for all Texas landowners to understand when buying, selling, and owning property.  Dripping Springs-based attorney, Cassie Gresham, joined us for some myth-busting on landlocked property, and gives us the scoop on the law surrounding access to property. This is one episode you do not want to miss!  

Episode #154: Beth Rumley (National Pork Producers Council v. Ross)  It’s not all that often that the Unites States Supreme Court issues an opinion in an agricultural law matter, but it happened this term in National Pork Producers Council v. Ross, where the Justices allowed California’s Prop 12 animal welfare law to stand.  Beth Rumley, Senior Staff Attorney at the National Agricultural Law Center, joined us to explain what was at issue in this case, how the Court ruled, and what will happen next. 

Episode #155: Jesse Richardson and Anthony Schutz (Sackett v. EPA) Two of our favorite law school professors and frequent podcast guests are back on the show! Jesse Richardson and Anthony Schutz join us to give an overview of the United States Supreme Court ruling in the Sackett v. EPA case, which impacts the scope of the “waters of the United States” definition. 

Episode #156: Joey Aguilar (Stories and Tips from a TSCRA Special Ranger) Have you heard about the work of the Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Special Rangers? Have you ever wondered what a Special Ranger does? Joey Aguilar joined us to share some of his stories and tips from being a TSCRA Special Ranger!  This was a really fun conversation that covered a wide variety of topics. 

Episode #157: So You Want to go to Law School – Are you interested in going to law school?  Know someone who is? This episode is for you! Join us as we have a professor, current student, recent law school graduate, and assistant dean for admissions discuss what law school is really like, the application process, how to prepare, and tips to succeed once you start school.  

Episode #158: Bryan Davis, Cassie Gresham, and Jim Bradbury (How Hill Country Landowners Can Prepare for the Eclipse)  This April, the Texas Hill Country will be prime viewing location for the solar eclipse.  They are expecting hundreds of thousands of visitors to Texas, and landowners, business owners, and residents need to take time to prepare.  We talked about some basic safety and health preparedness tips with Bryan Davis from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension.  Then, we had Jim Bradbury and Cassie Gresham to talk us through some legal considerations for rural landowners preparing for the eclipse (and just in general!)

Episode #159: J. Pete Laney (2023 Texas Legislative Session Recap) Every-other-year like clockwork, our friend J. Pete Laney joins us to re-hash the Texas legislative session and the key bills related to agriculture.  J Pete is in the middle of all the politics in Austin and gives us a great rundown in this episode. 

Episode #160: Drew Kershen (Ag Law Legends) We were honored to welcome Drew Kershen on the show as the inaugural guest in our ongoing series, Ag Law Legends.  There are so many wonderful ag lawyers who have had successful careers and been valuable mentors to those of us following in their shoes.  This series will allow us to highlight those folks.  We kicked things off with Drew Kershen who taught agricultural law at the University of Oklahoma for decades. 

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