I recently wrote an article for Progressive Cattleman magazine discussing what eminent domain is and the importance that landowners understand the law surrounding this power allowing the government (or someone acting with governmental authority) to condemn private property for public use upon payment of just compensation. There is no doubt this is a very controversial topic, but it is an issue frequently facing agricultural landowners across the country. To read my article, click here.
Additionally, this article led to an interview with two great guys, Pepper and Trey, on the Texas Ranch N Rodeo Weekly Radio Show. To listen to that interview, click here (the interview starts at about 6:40).
Tiffany Dowell grew up on her family farm and ranch in Northeastern New Mexico and is currently an Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist in Ag law with Texas A&M Agrilife Extension. This information is for educational purposes only, does not create an attorney-client relationship, and is not a substitute for the advice of a licensed attorney.