Category Archives: Year in Review

2021 Year in Review – Texas

2021 was another big year in the agricultural law world here in Texas.  From key legal decisions to new laws passed during the legislative session, there was no shortage of information to discuss in this year in review.  As you will see, many of the key updates involve actions taken by the Texas Legislature.  To read in more detail about the key bills for agriculture this session, click here to read a blog post and here to listen to a podcast episode with J Pete Laney. Texas Farm… Read More →

2021 Ag Law Year in Review – National

Happy 2022!  As we do each year, we’ve compiled our list of some of the biggest agricultural law stories in 2021.  Today, we will take a look at this from the national level.  Next week, we will take a look at Texas-specific issues.  To hear Paul Goeringer and I discuss the biggest issues of 2021, click here to listen to our year-end episode of the Ag Law in the Field Podcast. Waters of the United States If there has been one constant over the last 5 years, it… Read More →

Top Blog & Podcast Episodes for 2021

To wrap up 2021, let’s take a look back at the most popular blog posts and podcast episodes from the past year. I also want to take a moment to thank our Texas Agriculture Law Blog sponsors for 2021:  Texas Corn Producers, Lone Star Ag Credit, and Capital Farm Credit.  If you can, please thank these groups for their support of this blog. Finally, I want to thank all of you for reading this blog and supporting my program.  I really enjoy the work I get to do,… Read More →

Top Blog Posts & Podcast Episodes of 2020

To start off 2021, I thought it would be fun to look back at the most popular blog posts and podcast episodes from the past year. I want to thank all of you for reading this blog and supporting my program.  I really enjoy the work I get to do, and I always appreciate your kind words about how the information we put out have been helpful to you and your family. I’m looking forward to continuing the blog and podcast in 2021!  I hope you will continue… Read More →

2020 Agricultural Law Year in Review – Texas

If you missed our National Year in Review post, click here.  I am not sure I can remember a year with more agricultural law-related opinions being issued by Texas appellate courts. From fence law to eminent domain, hemp to liability, here are some of the biggest legal stories of 2020 from the Lone Star State.   Dicamba Registration Vacated, New Registration Issued, Lawsuit Filed Although this is a national issue, and we addressed it in more detail on our National Year in Review post, because it had such… Read More →

2020 Agricultural Law Year in Review – National

Happy Holidays!  I love doing these year in reviews and look forward to writing them every year.  There was certainly no shortage of ag law news in 2020.  Here is a look at some of the biggest ag law stories from the last 365 days.  On Thursday, Paul Goeringer and I will release a joint podcast recapping some of these issues as well. Dicamba Controversy and Litigation For cotton and soybean farmers, dicamba certainly has to the biggest issue of 2020.  To hear more, listen to this podcast… Read More →

2019 Year in Review – Texas

Once again, it’s been a busy year for agricultural law in Texas. There were a number of potential cases that I could have included on this list, but I’ve decided to focus on three key agricultural law cases for which the Texas Supreme Court granted petitions for review in 2019. Garcia v. Pruski (Fence Law) In this important fence law case out of Wilson County, the San Antonio Court of Appeals addressed legal issues related to a bull getting hit on the highway.   [Read prior blog post here.]  Two key… Read More →

2018 Year in Review – Texas

*If you missed our 2018 Year in Review post focusing on the national level, click here.* As compared to the national year in review, things were a bit quieter this year here in Texas.  That said, there were a few important cases decided in 2018 that I want to highlight and bring to your attention. Court addresses applicable standard when bull is hit on the highway. In Garcia v. Pruski, an important case out of Wilson County, the San Antonio Court of Appeals addressed legal issues related to a… Read More →

2017 Ag Law Year in Review – Texas

{If you missed our post from Monday outlining the major legal developments for 2017 on the federal level, click here.}  Today, we will turn our attention to Texas and look at some of the major issues impacting agricultural law during the past year. Parties reach settlement in Red River boundary dispute. The dispute between landowners and the federal government regarding the line where private property ends and federal property begins along the Red River was extremely heated and received a great deal of media coverage.  When BLM agents… Read More →

2017 Ag Law Year in Review – Federal

2017 has been a busy year on the agricultural law front.  From WOTUS to “ag gag,” Syngenta to Dicamba, there has been no shortage of drama this year.  Here is a look at some of the most important issues on the federal level.  (A post outlining major issues in Texas is forthcoming.)  Paul Goeringer and I recorded a webinar discussing these issues as well, which can be found here. EPA heads back to the drawing board to re-draft WOTUS rule. Where to even start?  Readers likely remember back… Read More →