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Published March 08, 2011, 10:52 AM

Farmer’s lease (less) deal emblematic of oil/farm issue

ROSS, N.D. — When Curt Trulson purchased a 160-acre tract of land, three miles west and two miles south of Stanley in the mid-1990s, he was thinking about farming — not oil. It was a “split estate,” meaning mineral rights were “reserved” by the owner in the bidding price.

By: Mikkel Pates, Agweek

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