Published Materials

Recorded Webinars

From Farm Fields to Courthouses: Legal Issues Surrounding Pesticide Drift – hosted by Ag and Food Law Consortium (November 2017)

Texas Fence Law Webinar – hosted by TSCRA (March 2017)

Leasing Agricultural Land: Grazing, Hunting, and Livestock Leases – hosted by Ag and Food Law Consortium (August 2016)

Ranching in Oil & Gas Country: Rangeland Challenges (August 2016)

The Right to Farm: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going (April 2016)

Texas Water Law: Basic Concepts and Current Issues (July 2015)


Five Strands: A Landowner’s Guide to fence Law in Texas (February 2017) (co-authored with Jim Bradbury and Kyle Weldon)

Ranchers Agricultural Leasing Handbook: Grazing, Hunting, & Livestock Leases (June 2016) (co-authored with Shannon Ferrell, Rusty Rumley, & Paul Goeringer)

Petroleum Production on Agricultural Lands in Texas:  Managing Risks and Opportunities (February 2016) (co-authored with Shannon Ferrell & Rusty Rumley)

Fact Sheets

Estimating Tax Liability Using Stepped Up Basis (December 3, 2017) (co-authored with Dr. Terry Griffin)

The Difference Between an ICE Audit & an ICE Raid: Are You Prepared? (October 2017) (co-authored with Dr. Ellen Jordan)

Prescribed Burning: Liability and Insurance Considerations (August 2017) (co-authored with Dr. Morgan Russell)

Texas Agritourism Act FAQs (October 2016)

Solar Lease Considerations for Landowners (July 2016)

Child Labor Laws & Agriculture (May 2016)

The Veterinary Feed Directive: What Producers Need To Know (January 2016)

Farm Employers and Form I-9 Compliance (September 2015)

Syngenta Corn Lawsuit: Answers to Producers’ Questions (April 2015)

What Farmers Need to Know About Seed Saving Laws (April 2015)

Overview of the Endangered Species Act (November 2014)

Texas Pipeline Easement Negotiation Checklist (June 2014)

Texas Hunting Lease Checklist (May 2014)

Texas Grazing Lease Checklist (May 2014)

Law Review Articles

Texas Exempt Wells:  Where Does Fracking Fit?, 55 Nat. Res. J. 239 (Spring 2015) (co-authored with Amber Miller)

You Can Lead Livestock to Water…A Survey of Exempt Livestock Wells in the West, 17 U. Denv. Water L. Rev. 1 (Fall 2013)

The Implications of Bounds v. State of New Mexico, J. of Contemporary Water Research & Educ. (2012) (co-authored with Jesse Richardson)

Understanding & Interpreting Right to Farm Laws, 26 A.B.A. Natural Res. & Env’t 39 (Agriculture Issue, Summer 2011)

Daddy Won’t Sell the Farm:  Drafting Right to Farm Statutes to Protect Small Family Producers, 18 San Joaquin Agric. L. Rev. 127 (2009)

Continuing Legal Education Papers

Landowner Liability Statutes, State Bar of Texas 10th Annual John Huffaker Agricultural Law Course (2016)

One If By Land, Two If By Sea, Three If By Air:  The Changing Face of Environmental Regulation of Production Agriculture (2016) (co-authored with Shannon Ferrell)

Big Data and Drones on the Farm, State Bar of Texas 9th Annual John Huffaker Agricultural Law Course (2015)

Forthcoming Publications

Five Strands: A Landowner’s Guide to Fence Law in Texas (co-authored with Kyle Weldon & Jim Bradbury)

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