Tiffany Dowell Lashmet
Texas A&M Agrilife Extension

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6500 Amarillo Blvd. West
Amarillo, Texas 79106, United States
Phone: 806-677-5668
Areas of Practice
  • Agriculture
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Real Estate
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Cout Sides with New Mexico Cattle Ranchers in Water Dispute

A New Mexico federal court has sided with cattle ranchers in a case involving a dispute with the BLM over water rights on federal land…more
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Agricultural Law Year in Review

This article collects the major agricultural law news stories of 2017 including WOTUS, Syngenta, dicamba, water rights, air emissions, and more. It was originally published on the Texas Agriculture Law Blog at…more
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9th Circuit: Federal Reserved Water Rights Applies to Water

A landmark water ruling came out of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit earlier this year. This decision–that federal reserved water rights include groundwater–could have significant impacts on groundwater…more
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Estimating Tax Liabiliyt Using Stepped-Up Basis

Capital gains taxes are paid on the increase in value over time of certain assets. For agricultural producers, land is a common example of where capital gains taxes may be owed if the property is held for a period of time and…more
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Federal Appellate Court Rejects Argument That TX Eminent Domain Procedure Violates Due Process

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed the denial of an injunction in a lawsuit involving eminent domain procedure in Texas. Specificlaly, the Court held that the plaintiff, a landowner facing…more
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Prescribed Burning: Liability and Insurance Considerations

Throughout Texas, many landowners utilize prescribed burning as a range management technique. This article outlines the legal considerations for such landowners, including an overview of approaches to liability for a prescribed…more
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California Wheat Farmer "Reluctantly" Settles Clean Water Act Case

The California wheat farmer who was sued for not obtaining a Clean Water Act permit before plowing his field has settled his case with the Army Corps of Engineers. In a high profile, concerning lower court decision, the judge…more
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Texas Agritourism Act: Frequently Asked Questions

This fact sheet provides an overview of the Texas Agritourism Act, a law only recently passed in Texas that offers limited liability to landowners in the event that a visitor is injured on their property. It is a must-read for…more
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Ranchers Agricultural Leasing Handbook

This in-depth handbook is intended to serve as a practical guide for farmers and ranchers involved in grazing, hunting, or livestock lease agreements. It includes various chapters on the law surrounding leasing, landowner…more
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Texas Supreme Court Rules Against Landowner in Denbury Eminent Domain Case

The Texas Supreme Court has issued a decision in a controversial and much-watched eminent domain case between a rice farmer and the pipeline company, Denbury Green. The court previously held that Denbury could not assert…more
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2016 Agricultural Law Year in Review

This article takes a look back at 2016 and the major issues and decisions affecting agricultural law in the United States. From GMO labeling to WOTUS to the Syngenta corn litigation, it was a busy year…more
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Key Solar Considerations for Landowners

Solar companies are currently contacting landowners across the country seeking to negotiate solar leases on which to eventually build solar projects. This article offers some key considerations for landowners to keep in mind if…more
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Texas Supreme Court: Accommodation Doctrine Applies to Groundwater

The Texas Supreme Court recently applied the accommodation doctrine to a groundwater severance for the first time. The court also stated that in Texas, groundwater is a dominant estate and entitled to implied use of as much of…more
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Child Labor Laws and Agriculture

This article outlines how child labor laws apply to the agricultural industry. This was first published on the Texas Agriculture Law Blog: http://agrilife.org/texasaglaw…more
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Child Labor Laws and Agriculture

It is common for farmers and ranchers to employ minors to help out on the operation. There are specific child labor laws applicable to farm and ranch employment of which all agricultural producers need be aware. This article…more
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