The hot topic of natural gas leasing in the Northeast has been on the front-burner in American Agriculturist for the past year and the issue remains important. We've covered the topic thoroughly in a series of Q&A stories with Lindsey Wickham, New York Farm Bureau, local issues specialist, and Gary Heim, ag law partner, Persun & Heim, P.C., Mechanicsburg, Pa.
What follows are links to each of their special reports throughout 2009 and they remain a great reference on an important topic.
February 2009 - We kick off the new series with some basic questions about why you should be concerned about natural gas leasing. Check out: New series features Q&A about natural gas leasing.
March 2009 - In this installment, Wickham and Heim answer questions about leases and landowner negotiations. Check out: Negotiate new, old leases.
June 2009 - In this installment, the Q&A looks at the demand for leasing even as prices slide for the commodity. Check out: Gas leasing still far from peaking.
July 2009 - Farmers need to protect their rights if neighbors lease land for gas drilling. In this installment, Wickham and Heim explore the topic in more depth. Check out: Protect your gas and water rights
August 2009 - Well water is an important resource and gas mining can impact water quality. In this installment, Wickham and Heim look at the issue in depth. Check out: Protect your well-water rights.
September 2009 - Have lessors let their payments slip? Wickham and Heim explore this thorny issue. Check out: How to handle past-due payments for gas leases.
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