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Published October 17, 2011, 04:30 AM

Landowners have the right to grant, deny access

BISMARCK, N.D. — The repercussions of the North Dakota oil boom are being felt throughout the state, and even throughout the nation. One effect of the ever-expanding oil industry is that farmers and ranchers now have to decide whether to grant an easement to that oil, pipeline, road construction or other company who has constructed a path to the middle of a wheat field or calving pasture.

By: Derrick Braaten, Special to Agweek

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