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21 Apr, 2020

Refresher on Nebraska Ag Liens Part 8: Agricultural Production Lien-Notification Statement

2020-05-11T11:56:57-05:00April 21st, 2020|Lien Rights, Midwest Agricultural Law|

  - A lien for the supplier of agricultural inputs for production of livestock or crops On first look, the agricultural input lien may seem redundant to the fuel, fertilizer, pesticide, seed and electricity liens.  However, the agricultural input lien can provide additional priority against other creditors in protecting a supplier's security interest if a certain hoop is jumped.  Considering the current economic and social situation, the extra jump may [...]

15 Nov, 2019

Refresher On Nebraska Ag Liens Pt. 6: The Fertilizer & Chemical Lien

2019-11-19T11:18:25-06:00November 15th, 2019|Best Practices, Farm Management, Getting Paid, Midwest Agricultural Law|

Sounds good.....But I'm still going to have file that lien A lien for those who supply or apply fertilizer or agricultural chemicals for the production of crops. Over the past couple years, we have had to assist several crop input suppliers and appliers who have relied on their customer's promise to pay their bill after harvest, only for the customer to run into a financial problem and not [...]

7 Jun, 2019

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

2019-06-18T13:51:25-05:00June 7th, 2019|Lien Rights, Midwest Agricultural Law|

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 most straightforward and simple ag lien to follow. A vet lien is created by filing a UCC financing statement within [...]

15 May, 2019

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

2019-05-29T10:59:12-05:00May 15th, 2019|Farm Management, Lien Rights, Midwest Agricultural Law|

  -     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 that are plugged with filing or notice problems are frustrating and potentially unenforceable.  Even a straightforward thresher's lien can contain [...]

20 Mar, 2019

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

2019-03-25T14:11:23-05:00March 20th, 2019|Lien Rights, Midwest Agricultural Law|

  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 file yet?” It seems that everybody knows ag liens exist. It also seems that only the most sophisticated know exactly [...]

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