Farmers have specific rights with regard to seismic operations. The Farmers’ Advocate has prepared this publication to provide information in response to questions about seismic activity.
It is important to note that a seismic operator may enter onto deeded property only after obtaining consent of the owner of the land or a person authorized by the owner to give that consent. No other agency (government or legal) has the authority to grant access for seismic operations. Therefore, it is entirely up to the farmer to negotiate the specific terms of the contract to ensure that his/her interests are protected.