Land prices are on the rise, the cattle market is in decline, and some smaller farmers and ranchers are looking for ways to stay viable. One method in the Midwest is farm drain tiling. Drain tiling has many benefits, including: minimizing high water table stress for growing crops, timely planting seasons, and soil health improvements. Due to the many benefits, utilizing drain tiles is a mainstay for a profitable crop production system. However, the process of installing drain tiling can create many legal problems that should be considered before installation.