A lien for the supplier of petroleum products used for crop production.
As a teenager did anybody else sneak gas from the farm barrel to fuel a Friday or Saturday night out? Anybody? No? Yeah, me neither.
In Nebraska, that fuel may have a lien against it if the supplier filed a financing statement within 6 months of furnishing the fuel or lubricants. The financing statement must contain the following: (1) name, address, social security or tax identification number of person claiming the lien; (2) name, address, social security or tax identification number (if known) of person to whom the fuel or lubricant was delivered; (3) the amount of fuel or lubricant delivered; (4) the amount due for furnishing the fuel or lubricant. Also, a copy of the lien must be sent to the person who received the fuel or lubricant. Neb. Rev. Stat. S 52-902.
The lien applies to fuel and lubricant used in farm machinery “in the production of any agricultural crop”. Consequently, the lien attaches to any crops produced and owned by the person to whom the fuel or lubricant was furnished. Neb. Rev. Stat. Sec. 52-901; Neb. Rev. Stat. Sec. 52-903. The lien will not transfer to any buyer of the crop unless the buyer was notified of the lien. In addition, the lien will not attach to a landlord’s share of any crop.
I suppose one could argue that aimlessly cruising county roads every weekend does not constitute fuel used for crop production. However, one would have difficulty arguing against the fact that the fuel was intended to be used for crop production.
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