The landowner is always put in the position of coordinating between agricultural tenants and pipeline construction. In this video, Landowner Condemnation Rights Attorney Philip Hundl shows how a row crop farmer would plant his corn crop based on the location of a pipeline easement and temporary workspace. Call or text 800-266-4870 for an appointment with Mr. Hundl. Appointments can be in person, by online video conference or by telephone.
Summary of the Agricultural Tenants and Pipeline Construction Video
– We’re here onsite at the commencement of the construction of a 36-inch gas line. In my Pipeline Construction Staking video, we talked about the pipeline center line that’s marked with the pink stakes.
Planting has already occurred in this field. What I want to show here is the need for coordination between agricultural tenants and pipeline construction. This is the coordination between landowner and tenant farmer or rancher concerning the timing of construction.
If the pipeline construction schedule is known by the landowner, then it would be a good idea to avoid planting in the area that is going to be in the permanent easement area and the temporary easement area. So if there’s a way to avoid planting a crop, it would be a good idea for a farmer get the easement area and the temporary easement area marked. The center line, once again is these pink flags.
You look back over there to the right of me, that’s the temporary work space. Past that is land that’s not going to be affected by this pipeline construction, and it’s planted in corn. So what the farmer’s tried to do is avoid planting in the permanent easement and the temporary easement area.
Sometimes the timing of construction is unknown. Often times the landowner is told one thing, and in reality the construction doesn’t begin for a while. It’s delayed for whatever reason. So this is something to think about in coordinating a row crop, and then also with pastures and rotating of cattle to different pastures. We’ll take a look at that on another video. Thanks.
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