Blog Posts

2019 Rural Land Value Trends Report 20 Jul 2020

Each year, the Texas Chapter of the American Society of Farm Managers & Rural Appraisers publishes the Texas Rural Land Value Trends report.  This document provides helpful, interesting information for Texas landowners on both average property value and lease rates for agricultural land acros

Wildorado Cattle Company Annual Production Sale 09 Mar 2020

On Saturday, March 7th Charlie Middleton and Dane Mount attended the Wildorado Cattle Company sale at the Amarillo West Stockyards.

Easements 101 27 Jan 2020 Learn about easements, which are a means by which a landowner grants another person the right to use the landowner’s property for a specific purpose. This blog post is an excerpt from the Owning Your Piece of Texas: Key Laws Texas Landowners Need to Know handbook, which is available for free download.
Landowners Leasing Property for Hunting Required to Obtain License from the State 29 Oct 2019 With the fall comes opening day of several popular hunting seasons across the state.  For Texas landowners, this often means entering into hunting lease agreements that generate added income for the operation.  Under Texas law, a landowner leasing private property for hunting in return for any type of compensation is required to obtain a Hunting Lease License from Texas Parks and Wildlife  (“TPW”).  Note, this is separate from a hunting license that the hunter must possess.
Boone Pickens' Farewell Letter 20 Sep 2019 The following message from T. Boone Pickens was written prior to his passing September 11, 2019. "If you are reading this, I have passed on from this world — not as big a deal for you as it was for me..."
Ben Kirkpatrick Joins CSM & Son 16 Aug 2019 Chas. S. Middleton & Son is pleased to announce that Ben Kirkpatrick has joined our team as a Real Estate Sales Agent. A third-generation landowner himself, Ben was born and raised on a ranch just outside of Post, Texas.
Wyman & Sylinda Meinzer Join CSM & Son 16 Aug 2019

Chas. S. Middleton & Son is pleased to announce that Wyman & Sylinda Meinzer have joined us as a Real Estate Sales Agent team.

Should your ranch be incorporated or not? 12 Jun 2019 Calf

One of the questions that comes across my desk from time to time from farm and ranch clien

Texas Mineral Owner’s Implied Right to Use the Surface 04 Jun 2019

*Portions of this blog post were excerpted from the handbook Petroleum Production on Agricultural Lands in Texas: Managing Risks and Opportunitiesavailable h

Dane Mount Joins Chas. S. Middleton & Son 06 May 2019
DANE MOUNT, Broker & Real Estat