Does anyone really understand the convoluted legal language in pipeline lease agreements? You’d better try. Here’s what landowners should include to protect themselves.
Just because one farmer offers to pay more per acre doesn’t necessarily mean they will care for the land like someone who offers less per acre.
I recently saw an article by Stan Moore from Michigan State University Extension that addressed the topic of leadership on farms. This is a topic many farm managers struggle with, but is one of the critical functions that all farm managers must perform well. Below is the article Moore wrote for the Michigan State University [...]
Making management decisions to minimize taxes is wise; evading tax is not. Landowners who have signed gas and oil leases, or are getting royalties, need to give some thought to tax management on the payments received.
Farm managers able to motivate their workers have a better chance of reducing the typical labor problems faced in today’s economy (turnover, absenteeism, and low productivity). The most common roadblock managers face when motivating employees is a tendency to assume that all are motivated by the same thing. University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers examined leader and [...]
Family businesses are complex, challenging, rewarding and often gratifying, and many parents often desire for their children to continue the business. However, like some marriages, they don’t always work. Finances, poor communications, personal goals, leadership styles, management philosophy, and life changes are but a few of the reasons these separations occur. Suggestions So, if you [...]
Enrolling in an agricultural district makes sense for Ohio farmers to consider. It is a program that provides protections, doesn’t cost anything to apply, and the application form is simple to complete.
OSU Extension — your source for information about gas, oil exploration “Should I lease my land for oil and gas exploration?” “How much should I get for a lease?” “What should the lease include?” “Will I owe tax on the money I receive?” “What should I know about pipelines?” These are but a few of [...]
Shale signs: What to know when you’re contacted to sign an easement agreement with a company granting the right to have a pipeline constructed on part of your land.
What a winter we have had so far. I think many of us would like for winter set in and the ground to freeze until spring. Dealing with all the rain and mud has made things difficult.