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Chat with Green Aggies webinars about all things ‘green’

Weekly series tailored for green industry pros A weekly webinar series “Chat with Green Aggies” delivers a wide range of information from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts specifically for landscape, nursery and greenhouse professionals. Chat with Green Aggies was created exclusively for the green industry professionals and employees from related federal/state agency and education... Read More →

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Virtual Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course set for Aug. 3-5

Expert-led sessions, live animal demonstrations, trade show planned The annual Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course is going virtual this year due to COVID-19 restrictions. While it may be hard to ‘virtually’ eat the famous prime rib dinner associated with the event, the educational aspect will still be provided as it has been for the... Read More →

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Recent Podcast Appearances

I’ve recently been a guest on a number of great podcasts, so I wanted to share those with you in case they might be of interest.

Andrew & Andrew on Criminal Defense “Cultivating Under the Law”

I joined  Andrew & Andrew to chat about the potential intersection between ag law and criminal law when it comes to hemp.  It was was a fun conversation and I enjoyed their perspective on hemp as criminal defense attorneys!

TSCRA Talks  “Estate Planning in Five Steps

Back in March, I joined Kristen Brown to chat about farm and ranch estate planning.  This is a critical topic all the time, but it’s been particularly in the spotlight in light of COVID-19.

TSCRA Webinar Landowner Liability

Although not a podcast, I recently did a webinar for TSCRA on landowner liability, and Stacy Fox was kind enough to record a video of the presentation and post it online.  This is one of the most important topics for people to be aware of and will have useful information for anyone who owns or leases land in Texas.

Maryland Risk Management Education Podcast  “Estate Planning in the Time of COVID-19

I’ve been told this has been Paul’s most popular podcast of 2020 so far.  We talk about the importance of estate planning and the impact of COVID-19 on executing the necessary documents.

Ag Law in the Field Podcast 

Lastly, don’t forget about my podcast, Ag Law in the Field.  Here, I interview ag lawyers on a variety of different topics from fence law to water law, landowner liability to special use tax valuation, conservation easements to landlocked property.  We’ve published 80 episodes so far, and we think you’ll enjoy them!

As always, if you’ve got suggestions for topic ideas, feel free to shoot them my way!  We’ve got some fun shows in the hopper, but I’m always looking for new ideas that are of interest to you all!

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Online Aquatic Vegetation Identification and Management program slated for June 9

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service  will present an online Aquatic Vegetation Identification and Management program from noon to 1 p.m. on June 9. The program offers one Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education unit in integrated pest management for those seeking CEU credits. The cost is $10 for those seeking CEU credits and free... Read More →

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Rangeland plant, animal interactions will be June 4 webinar topic

Plant and animal interactions on rangeland will be the topic of a June 4 Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Rangeland, Wildlife and Fisheries Management Unit range webinar.  The webinar is part of the Texas Range Webinar Series, scheduled the first Thursday of each month from noon to 1 p.m., said Pete Flores, AgriLife Extension webinar coordinator in Corpus Christi. Bob... Read More →

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May 29, 2020 Weekly Round Up

Thanks for joining us for another Ag Law Weekly Round Up!  Here are some of the ag law stories in the news over the past couple of weeks.

Photo by Raphael Rychetsky on Unsplash

*CFAP program sign up is underway.  Sign up for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program is open through August 28, 2020.  For more information on this program, click here for the TAMU Ag & Food Policy Center overview of the program.  For sign up information and forms necessary, click here.

*Sackett Clean Water Act litigation continues.  Back in 2012, the US Supreme Court found that Idaho landowners, Mike and Chantell Sackett, could bring suit to challenge the EPA’s determination that their property was a “water of the United States” and a Section 404 permit was required under the Clean Water Act.  In April of this year, the EPA filed a motion to dismiss the case in which the Sacketts challenged the EPA’s determination of jurisdiction over the property.  The Sacketts opposed the motion, arguing that the EPA had yet to provide certainty about their ability to use the property in the future.  The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit sided with the Sacketts and denied the EPA’s motion to dismiss the case. [Read article here.]

* “Navigable Waters Protection Rule” facing legal challenges from all sides.  A number of lawsuits have been filed challenging the Navigable Water Protection Rule, the new definition of WOTUS released by the EPA and US Army Corps of Engineers.  Lawsuits have been filed by cattle trade association groups claiming the rule is too broad, and lawsuits have been filed by several states and environmental groups claiming the rule is too narrow.  To see a full summary of the pending litigation, click here for a helpful blog post from the National Ag Law Center.

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International relations through coffee

Texas A&M doctoral student studies ripple effects of coffee around the world In the not-too-distant past, coffee was prized merely for its caffeine. Enjoyed as a fuel to kickstart our mornings or sustain us through afternoons, taste was secondary. In the 1980s, a so-called “second wave” in the rise of coffee was brought on by... Read More →

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How to care for succulents

Succulent care tips for beautiful container plants Succulents are beautiful and easy to care for, it’s no surprise why they’re one of the most popular plants from Instagram accounts to fashion blogs. They thrive in situations that just happen to be low maintenance, making them increasingly popular for container gardening. And let’s face it, some... Read More →

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New Texas A&M AgriLife report provides details on Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

Much-needed aid announced for agricultural producers greatly affected by COVID-19 The Agricultural and Food Policy Center at Texas A&M University in College Station has released a new report providing details and insights into the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program.  “Overview of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, CFAP,” was produced by center co-directors Bart Fischer, Ph.D., and... Read More →

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Texas Crop and Weather Report – May 27, 2020

COVID-19 and recession cut cotton demand Cotton producers face an uncertain market future as demand for cotton and cotton products, like apparel, tumbled due to COVID-19 stay-at-home orders and economic recession, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist. John Robinson, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension cotton marketing specialist, College Station, said cotton and the industries that... Read More →

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