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25Jun, 2019

Nebraska Tax Sale Law and Recent Revisions: The Effect of Wisner v. Vandelay

By |June 25th, 2019|Categories: Farm Management, Midwest Agricultural Law, Tax|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

A surprising Nebraska Supreme Court opinion has spurred legislative changes to Nebraska's tax sale laws.  Partner Katie French has summarized Nebraska's tax certificate law, the shocking case of Wisner v. Vandelay, and the legislature's necessary but little-too-late response. TAX CERTIFICATE LAW: In the case of delinquent real estate taxes, the [...]

7Jun, 2019

Refresher On Nebraska Ag Lien Law Pt. 4: The Vet’s Lien

By |June 7th, 2019|Categories: Lien Rights, Midwest Agricultural Law|Tags: , |0 Comments

A lien for a licensed veterinarian against any livestock cared for or treated. It's hard to argue that anybody who routinely utilizes shoulder length latex gloves should not have priority to payment for their services.  So indisputable is the vet's right to payment that the lien procedure is probably the [...]

15May, 2019

Refresher on Nebraska Ag Liens Pt. 3: Keeping The Thresher’s Lien Clear

By |May 15th, 2019|Categories: Farm Management, Lien Rights, Midwest Agricultural Law|Tags: , |0 Comments

  -     A lien for the owner or operator of any threshing machine or combine against the grain or seed harvested or processed.  Neb. Rev. Stat. Sec. 52-501. A combine with a plugged feeder house is extremely frustrating and basically useless until the plug is removed. Similarly, liens [...]

8Apr, 2019

REFRESHER ON NEBRASKA AG LIENS, PT 2: The Artisan Lien and possession as 9/10ths the law.

By |April 8th, 2019|Categories: Farm Management, Lien Rights, Midwest Agricultural Law|0 Comments

Good work. Now make sure to hold onto the tractor until you get paid - A lien for the  person who makes, alters, repairs, or enhances the value of machinery, farm tools or implements, or shoes horses or mules. Why the lien is called an Artisan's Lien is [...]

20Mar, 2019

REFRESHER ON NEBRASKA AGRICULTURAL LIENS PT. 1: Types of Security

By |March 20th, 2019|Categories: Lien Rights, Midwest Agricultural Law|Tags: , |0 Comments

  Lately we have been fielding a lot of calls from farmers, ranchers and various other agribusiness to assist in collecting on unpaid debts. Our first question when taking that call is “when was the work performed or the materials supplied?” Our second question, “is there an ag lien on [...]

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The best way to gain insight into a person is to walk in their shoes. Having grown up on a farm in Iowa, attorney Sean Minahan has walked in the shoes of those in the farming industry, which is why he feels at home in the field—of agricultural law. His blog, the Midwest Agricultural Law Guide, was created to offer legal discussion and encourage the use of social media in the agricultural industry.

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