Owning agricultural land in Texas is certainly a privilege and comes with great responsibility. All Texas landowners should take the time to investigate and understand the laws applicable to their property and operation. From ownership of water beneath the land to potential liability if a person is injured on the property to the best practices for negotiating a pipeline easement, several legal issues face agricultural landowners on a daily basis in the Lone Star State.
This handbook is designed to offer a basic overview of several of the legal issues facing Texas landowners. (141 pages).
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