Category Archives: Questions from Tiffany’s Desk

Questions from Tiffany’s Desk: What’s Going on with the Lesser Prairie Chicken

Question:  I keep reading about a five-state plan that was approved last week involving the lesser prairie chicken.  What is going on?  Is it an endangered species now? Answer:  The lesser prairie chicken is a species of prairie grouse located in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas and Colorado.  The chicken was proposed initially proposed to be listed as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (“ESA”)  in 1995, but the current proposal was filed on December 11, 2012.  Initially, a determination was set to be made by September… Read More →

Questions from Tiffany’s Desk: TCEQ Action in Kimble County

***This article is not a substitute for the advice of an attorney.*** Today we have our second post in the “Questions from Tiffany’s Desk” series.  In the past week, I have gotten four calls and emails asking questions similar to the one below.   Question:  We read an article in the paper.  What is going on in Kimble County with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (“TCEQ”) ordering a rancher to remove a dam from a stream on private property?  What is the law regarding building dams across streams on… Read More →

Questions from Tiffany’s Desk: Harvesting Crops After Lease Terminates

**This article is not a substitute for the advice of an attorney.** I frequently receive great questions regarding agriculture law issues from producers across Texas.  In this new blog series “Questions from Tiffany’s Desk,”  I will periodically share these questions that I receive and the information that I previously shared with the producers who contacted me.  The identity of those persons asking questions and the details surrounding specific questions will, of course, not be kept private and, as always, this blog is for education and information purposes only and offers no legal advice… Read More →