Case Law Index Commodity Programs

January 1, 1985 – February 1, 2011

 

This index provides a comprehensive though not necessarily exhaustive compilation of reported and unreported federal and state court decisions involving Commodity Programs that were decided between the dates listed above.  The cases are listed in reverse chronological order. The “Text” link goes to the freely available Google Scholar text of the opinion.  These listings are for educational purposes only, and are not a substitute for legal counsel.


 

SECOND CIRCUIT

United States v. Hansel, 70 F.3d 6 (2d Cir. 1995) (making false statements to CCC to obtain deficiency payments)  Text


 

FOURTH CIRCUIT

 

Tyson v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 589 F.Supp.2d 584 (E.D. N.C. 2008) (denial of Crop Disaster Program for tobacco)  Text

Neese v. Johanns, 518 F.3d 215 (4th Cir. 2008) (lack of standing to challenge tobacco program)  Text

Holly Hill Farm Corp. v. U.S., 447 F.3d 258 (4th Cir. 2006) (denial of farm program benefits)  Text

Neese v. Johanns, No. Civ.A.1:05CV00071, 2006 WL 1169800 (W.D. Va. May 2, 2006) (class certification to challenge Tobacco Buyout Statute)

In re Evans, 337 B.R. 551 (Bankr. E.D. N.C. 2005) (debtors’ rights in tobacco transition payments)  Text

McDaniels v. U.S., 300 F.3d 407 (4th Cir. 2002) (denial of disaster relief)  Text

Gold Dollar Warehouse, Inc. v. Glickman, 211 F.3d 93 (4th Cir. 2000) (challenging the assessment of tobacco marketing quota penalties by USDA)  Text

Bryant v. Sec’y, U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 227 B.R. 89 (W.D. Va. 1998) (challenging FSA’s decision not to service the farm loan)  Text

In re Britton, 83 B.R. 914 (Bankr. E.D. N.C. 1988) (setoff of price support payments)   Text

Strickland v. Flue-Cured Tobacco Co-op. Stabilization Corp., 643 F. Supp. 310 (D.S.C. 1986) (challenging rebate program under the No Net Cost Tobacco Program Act)   Text

United States v. Carolina E. Chem. Co., Inc., 638 F. Supp. 521 (D. S.C. 1986) (whether PIK entitlements were “proceeds” of crop collateral)  Text


 

FIFTH CIRCUIT

Regions Bank v. Mills, No. 06-0565, 2006 WL 2193202 (W.D. La. Aug. 1, 2006) (post-bankruptcy petition liens in program payments)  Text

Kinder Canal Co. v. Johanns, No. 05-1123, 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 5514, 2006 WL 250485 (W.D. La. Jan. 31, 2006), aff’d, 493 F.3d 543 (5th Cir. 2007) (misrepresentation of program eligibility, refund program payments)

In re Burgess, 438 F.3d 493 (5th Cir. 2006) (post-petition disaster payments not part of the bankruptcy estate)  Text

U.S. v. Wheeler, 79 F. App’x 656 (5th Cir. 2003) (materially false statements)

Brown v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 67 F. App’x 241, 2003 WL 21108492 (5th Cir. 2003) (denial of disaster assistance)

Gore v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 65 F. App’x 509, 2003 WL 1922990 (5th Cir. 2003) (review of denial of crop disaster assistance)

Belgard v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 324 F.3d 328 (5th Cir. 2003) (reduction of disaster assistance)  Text

In re Gibson, 308 B.R. 763 (Bankr. N.D. Tex. 2002) (setoff of LDP payments)  Text

Belgard, Jimmie Belgard v. U.S. Dep’t of Agr., 185 F. Supp. 2d 647 (W.D. La. 2001) (reduction of disaster assistance)  Text

Bass v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 211 F.3d 959 (5th Cir. 2000) (FSA’s “leaseback/buyback” program, challenging repurchase price)  Text

In re Cook, 169 F.3d 271 (5th Cir. 1999) (liens on crop insurance proceeds)  Text

Winters Ranch P’ship v. Viadero, 123 F.3d 327 (5th Cir. 1997) (challenging USDA’s authority in conducting audit)  Text

Cottonport Bank v. Dichiara, 193 B.R. 798, 803 (W.D. La. 1996) (bankruptcy, agricultural price support classified as farm income)  Text

Hayre v. Glickman, 71 F.3d 875 (5th Cir. 1995) (seeking preliminary injunction to enjoin price support payment withholding)  Text

Winters Ranch P’ship v. Viadero, 901 F. Supp. 237 (W.D. Tex. 1995) (challenging USDA’s authority in conducting audit)   Text

DCP Farms v. Espy, CIV. 294CV85BA, 1995 WL 1945518 (N.D. Miss. Feb. 10, 1995) (seeking judicial review of USDA’s action denying federal farm program benefits)

Chiodo v. Espy, 42 F.3d 641 (5th Cir. 1994) (peanut quota; false identification of peanuts)

DCP Farms v. Yeutter, 957 F.2d 1183 (5th Cir. 1992) (denial of subsidy payments)   Text

DCP Farms v. Yeutter, 761 F. Supp. 1269 (N.D. Miss. 1991) (eligibility to participate in farm commodity program)   Text

Matter of Great W. Sugar Co., 902 F.2d 351 (5th Cir. 1990) (security interest arisen in connection with price support program)  Text

In re Jones, 107 B.R. 888 (Bankr. N.D. Miss. 1989) (seeking to recover pecan disaster payments from CCC)   Text

In re Thomas, 91 B.R. 731 (N.D. Tex. 1988) (set-off of disaster payments against debts)   Text

In re Fryar, 93 B.R. 101 (Bankr. W.D. Tex. 1988) (set-off of commodity certificates)   Text

Caldwell Sugars Co-op., Inc. v. United States, 692 F. Supp. 659 (E.D. La. 1988) (price support program, taxation)  Text

In re Stephenson, 155 B.R. 952 (N.D. Tex. 1988) (set-off of crop disaster payments)   Text

In re Thomas, 84 B.R. 438, 438 (Bankr. N.D. Tex. 1988) (set-off of disaster payments against debts)  Text

In re Stephenson, 84 B.R. 74 (Bankr. N.D. Tex. 1988) (setoff of crop disaster payments)  Text

In re Parrish, 75 B.R. 14 (N.D. Tex. 1987) (setoff of price support payments)  Text

In re Hawkins, 58 B.R. 18, 18 (Bankr. N.D. Miss. 1985) (authority to enter into a price support loan with the CCC)  Text

United States v. Medlin, 767 F.2d 1104 (5th Cir. 1985) (action to recover overpayments of cotton subsidies)   Text

United States v. O’Neil, 767 F.2d 1111 (5th Cir. 1985) (action to recover overpayments of cotton subsidies)  Text


 

SIXTH CIRCUIT

Durbin v. Farm Serv. Agency, No. C2:05-CV-566, 2007 WL 1114986 (S.D. Ohio April 13, 2007) (denial of farm program benefits)  Text

Fullenkamp v. Veneman, 383 F.3d 478 (6th Cir. 2004) (dairy program upheld)  Text

Klingenfus v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., CIV.A. 3:00CV-282-H, 2001 WL 1772025 (W.D. Ky. Aug. 1, 2001) (plaintiff’s failure to timely execute a succession-in-interest PFC)

United States v. Martin, 95 F.3d 406 (6th Cir. 1996) (over-quota tobacco marketing)  Text

United States v. Williams, 993 F.2d 1224 (6th Cir. 1993) (embezzling and misapplying disaster and feed grain program funds)  Text

In re Julien Co., 117 B.R. 910 (Bankr. W.D. Tenn. 1990) (security for a CCC price support loan)   Text

Perkins v. United States, CIV.A. 86-93, 1987 WL 32326 (E.D. Ky. Dec. 23, 1987) (seeking to withdraw the bid for participation in the DTP)

FMB-First Michigan Bank v. Van Rhee, 681 F. Supp. 1264 (W.D. Mich. 1987) (perfected security interest in DTP payments)  Text

In re Shepherd, 75 B.R. 501 (Bankr. N.D. Ohio 1987) (whether farm program payments were “farm income”)   Text

Haupricht Bros., Inc. v. Sec’y of Agric., CIV.A. 84CV-7405-AA, 1985 WL 130 (E.D. Mich. May 6, 1985) (eligiblity to participate in PIK program)

Robinson v. Block, 608 F. Supp. 817 (W.D. Mich. 1985) (alleged breach of PIK contract)   Text


 

SEVENTH CIRCUIT

United States v. Diekemper, 604 F.3d 345 (Seventh Circuit 2010) (making false statements to the CCC)  Text

Bedeker v. United States, Nos. 07 C 6 014, 08 C 1711, 2009 WL 691288 (N.D. Ill. Mar. 16, 2009)(violation of Swampbuster)  Text

Horn Farms v. Johanns, 397 F.3d 472 (7th Cir. 2005) (denial of subsidy payments)  Text

Lamers Dairy Inc. v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 379 F.3d 466 (7th Cir. 2004)  Text

Alto Dairy v. Veneman, 336 F.3d 560 (7th 2003) (milk marketing order)  Text

Israel v. U.S. Dep’t of Agr., 135 F. Supp. 2d 945 (W.D. Wis. 2001) (challenging the enforcement of appreciation agreement)  Text

Green v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., IP 00-0579-C H/G, 2000 WL 682657 (S.D. Ind. May 5, 2000) (motion for injunction from the cross-county lease and transfer of burley tobacco quotas)

United States v. Dierckman, 201 F.3d 915 (7th Cir. 2000) (action against farmer to recover overpayment of crop subsidies)  Text

In re Klaus, 247 B.R. 761 (Bankr. C.D. Ill. 2000) (security interest in loan deficiency payments)   Text

In re Norville, 248 B.R. 127 (Bankr. C.D. Ill. 2000) (security interst in government disaster check)  Text

In re Otto Farms, Inc., 247 B.R. 757 (Bankr. C.D. Ill. 2000) (security interest in loan deficiency payments)   Text

In re Klaus, 247 B.R. 761 (Bankr. C.D. Ill. 2000) (security interest in loan deficiency payments)   Text

United States v. Dierckman, 41 F. Supp. 2d 870 (S.D. Ind. 1998) (action against farmer to recover overpayment of crop subsidies)  Text

United States v. Drake, 934 F. Supp. 953 (N.D. Ill. 1996) (imposition by ASCS of suspension on price support loans from CCC to defendant)  Text

Gorden v. Kreul, 77 F.3d 152 (7th Cir. 1996) (challenging the act of seizure of collateral as unconstirutional)   Text

Doane v. Espy, 873 F. Supp. 1277 (W.D. Wis. 1995) (eligibility under the Disaster Assistance Act)  Text

Hanson v. Espy, 8 F.3d 469 (7th Cir. 1993) (denial of disaster assistance payments)  Text

Nickels v. Espy, 92 C 3766, 1993 WL 265468 (N.D. Ill. July 13, 1993) (denial of forgiveness of price support loan)

Hanson v. Madigan, 788 F. Supp. 403 (W.D. Wis. 1992) (denial of disaster assistance payments)  Text

In re Blackert, 109 B.R. 857 (C.D. Ill. 1990) (whether the Feed Grain Program payments were subject to interest)  Text

In re Ladd, 106 B.R. 174 (Bankr. C.D. Ill. 1989) (whether the disaster payments were proceeds of crops)  Text

In re Lane, 96 B.R. 164 (Bankr. C.D. Ill. 1988) (whether the debtors assumed the Feed Grain contracts)  Text

In re Winterroth, 97 B.R. 454 (Bankr. C.D. Ill. 1988) (security interest in PIK certificates)  Text

Matter of Lundell Farms, 86 B.R. 582 (Bankr. W.D. Wis. 1988) (motion for turnover of the farm program payments)  Text

In re George, 78 B.R. 886 (C.D. Ill. 1987) (security interest in government program payments)   Text

In re Kruger, 78 B.R. 538 (Bankr. C.D. Ill. 1987) (whether government deficiency payments were “proceeds”)    Text

In re Cordes, 65 B.R. 678 (Bankr. N.D. Ill. 1986) (security interest in PIK payments)   Text

In re Earley, 65 B.R. 658 (Bankr. C.D. Ill. 1986) (reverse cash collateral motion)   Text

In re Weyland, 63 B.R. 854 (Bankr. E.D. Wis. 1986) (security interest in farm program payments)   Text

In re George, 62 B.R. 671 (Bankr. C.D. Ill. 1986) (security interest in government program payments)   Text

In re Kotter, 58 B.R. 118 (Bankr. C.D. Ill. 1986) (“on-farm storage” program; discrimination)  Text

Matter of Schmaling, 783 F.2d 680 (7th Cir. 1986) (whether PIK payments were “proceeds” under UCC)   Text

J. Catton Farms, Inc. v. First Nat. Bank of Chicago, 779 F.2d 1242 (7th Cir. 1985) (security interest in proceeds of payment in kind contract)  Text

Gibson v. Block, 619 F. Supp. 1572 (N.D. Ind. 1985) (denial of PIK grain and PIK cash payments)  Text


 

EIGHTH CIRCUIT

U.S. v. Rice, 605 F.3d 473 (8th Cir. 2010) (making materially false statements on USDA loan application)  Text

B&S Farms of Kasson, LLC v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., No. 08-CV-5827 PJS/JJK, 2009 WL 2998551 (D. Minn. Sept. 15, 2009) (what is “significant contribution of active management”)  Text

B&D Land & Livestock Co. v. Schafer, 615 F.Supp.2d 950 (N.D. Iowa 2009) (awarding attorney’s fees under EAJA; successful challenge of wetlands determination)  Text

Clark v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 537 F.3d 934 (8th Cir. 2008) (program ineligibility because of wetlands conversion)  Text

Anderson v. Farm Serv. Agency of U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 534 F.3d 811 (8th Cir. 2008) (denial of crop disaster assistance payments)  Text

B & D Land & Livestock Co. v. Conner, 534 F.Supp.2d 891 (N.D. Iowa 2008) (granting preliminary injunction from denying farm program benefits)  Text

In re Walterman Implement, Inc., 49 Bankr.Ct.Dec. 53, 2007 WL 4224041 (Bankr. N.D. Iowa Nov. 27, 2007) (avoidance of refund of Direct Payment to FSA)

In re Holliday, Nos. 05-30051, 03-00947, 2007 WL 2298650 (Bankr. S.D. Iowa Aug. 7, 2007) (eligibility status, scheme or device to receive more benefits)

Anderson v. Farm Serv. Agency, 502 F.Supp.2d 924 (D. Minn. 2007) (disaster payment rate)  Text

Barger v. Johanns, No. 4:04CV3268, 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 14331, 2006 WL 680889 (D. Neb. March 13, 2006) (farm program eligibility)

Clason v. Johanns, 438 F.3d 868 (8th Cir. 2006) (repayment of marketing assistance loan)  Text

Mages v. Johanns, 431 F.3d 1132 (8th Cir. 2005) (“separate person”, scheme to evade farm program requirements)  Text

Mitchell v. Johanns, 400 F.Supp.2d 1133 (S.D. Iowa 2005) (joint and severally liability for program benefits)  Text

N. Plains Dairy, LLP v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., No. Civ.04-4922, 2005 WL 2778757, 2005 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 25567 (D. Minn. Oct. 25, 2005) (milk support payments)

Siebrasse v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 418 F.3d 847 (8th Cir. 2005) (transfer from PFC to CRP)  Text

U.S. v. Huber, 404 F.3d 1047 (8th Cir. 2005) (payment limitations violation)  Text

Rosenau v. Farm Serv. Agency, 395 F.Supp.2d 868 (D. N.D. 2005) (exemption to Swampbuster)  Text

In re Stevens, 307 B.R. 124 (Bankr. E.D. Ark. 2004) (perfected security interest in farm program payments)  Text

In re Wilson, 305 B.R. 4 (N.D. Iowa 2004) (farm program payments in bankruptcy context)  Text

In re Vote, 276 F.3d 1024 (8th Cir. 2002) (treatment of post-bankruptcy petition disaster payments)  Text

In re Vote, 261 B.R. 439 (B.A.P. 8th Cir. 2001) (whether government payments were included in “property of the estate”)  Text

In re Vote, 99-31487, 2000 WL 33792714 (Bankr. D.N.D. Nov. 6, 2000) (whether federal agricultural assistance program payments were part of the bankruptcy estate)

Branstad v. Glickman, 118 F. Supp. 2d 925 (N.D. Iowa 2000) (motion to enjoin USDA from withholding federal farm program benefits)  Text

In re Burke, 251 B.R. 720 (Bankr. D. Minn. 2000) (bankruptcy: right to an exemption under crop disaster assistance program)   Text

Ag Acceptance Corp. v. Nelson, 103 F. Supp. 2d 1129 (D. Minn. 2000) (motion to prevent borrowers from disposing of their crop loss disaster payments)  Text

Harrod v. Glickman, 206 F.3d 783 (8th Cir. 2000) (challenging the decision of USDA requiring farmers to reimburse disaster relief payments)  Text

In re Lesmeister, 242 B.R. 920 (Bankr. D.N.D. 1999) (security interest in crop loss benefits)  Text

In re Sauer, 223 B.R. 715 (Bankr. D.N.D. 1998) (whether debtors’ anticipated PFC and CRP payments were subject to FSA’s right of setoff)  Text

In re Endicott, 239 B.R. 529 (Bankr. E.D. Ark. 1999) (perfected security interest in CLDAP program payments)  Text

Minnesota Milk Producers Ass’n v. Glickman, 153 F.3d 632 (8th Cir. 1998) (challenging various aspects of federal milk pricing program)  Text

Petzoldt v. Glickman, 983 F. Supp. 873 (E.D. Mo. 1997) (whether aquaculture crop was ineligible for crop insurance through FCIC)  Text

Gunn v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 118 F.3d 1233 (8th Cir. 1997) (Swampbuster law; eligibility for certain farm benefit programs)  Text

Downer v. U.S. By & Through U.S. Dep’t of Agric. & Soil Conservation Serv., 97 F.3d 999 (8th Cir. 1996) (seeking judicial review of USDA’s action depriving farmer of crop subsidies)  Text

Von Eye v. United States, 92 F.3d 681 (8th Cir. 1996) (wetland commenced conversion exemption from Swampbuster law)  Text

Huntsman Farms, Inc. v. Espy, 928 F. Supp. 1451 (E.D. Ark. 1996) (seeking judicial review of ASCS’ decisions under payment limitation regulations)   Text

Downer v. U.S. By & Through U.S. Dep’t of Agric. & Soil Conservation Serv., 894 F. Supp. 1348 (D.S.D. 1995) (seeking judicial review of USDA’s action depriving farmer of crop subsidies)  Text

Minnesota Milk Producers Ass’n v. Yeutter, 851 F. Supp. 1389 (D. Minn. 1994) (milk marketing orders)  Text

U.S. Through Agric. Stabilization & Conservation Serv. v. Gerth, 991 F.2d 1428 (8th Cir. 1993) (set-off of Conservation Reserve Program payments)  Text

In re Allen, 135 B.R. 856 (Bankr. N.D. Iowa 1992) (set off debtor’s price support loan)   Text

Cordes v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., CIV. 4-89-732, 1990 WL 182336 (D. Minn. Oct. 30, 1990) (challenging the disqualification from the Wheat and Feed Grain program)

In re Shuger, 87-2184-D H, 1990 WL 10593988 (Bankr. S.D. Iowa June 15, 1990) (whether PIK certificates were eligible as security)

In re Ness, 88-05773, 1990 WL 1239804 (Bankr. D. N.D. Feb. 23, 1990) (secured interest in farm program payments, CCC’s right of setoff)

Matter of Curry, 113 B.R. 546 (D. Neb. 1990) (whether PIK certificate was subject to security interest)   Text

Small Bus. Admin. v. Rinehart, 887 F.2d 165 (8th Cir. 1989) (setoff of farm program payments)   Text

In re Buxa, 86-05160, 1989 WL 1107885 (Bankr. D. N.D. July 18, 1989) (PCA’s security interest in government program payments)

In re Wilkin, 87-808-C H, 1989 WL 1684563 (Bankr. S.D. Iowa June 16, 1989) (superiority of interests in debtors’ farm program deficiency payments)

Matter of Butz, 154 B.R. 541 (S.D. Iowa 1989) (whether the FmHA has an interest in the farm program benefits)  Text

In re Mehrhoff, CIV. 88-1488-A, 1989 WL 1681505 (S.D. Iowa Mar. 21, 1989) (setoff of ASCS-CCC farm program payments)

In re Kingsley, 865 F.2d 975 (8th Cir. 1989) (whether government deficiency payments were “proceeds”)  Text

United States v. Johnson, 853 F.2d 619 (8th Cir. 1988) (alledged default on CCC price support loans)   Text

In re Arnold, 88 B.R. 917 (Bankr. N.D. Iowa 1988) (perfected security interest in commodity certificate)  Text

Matter of Mehrhoff, 88 B.R. 922 (Bankr. S.D. Iowa 1988) (setoff of ASCS-CCC farm program payments)   Text

Matter of Butz, 86 B.R. 595 (Bankr. S.D. Iowa 1988) (whether the FmHA has an interest in the farm program benefits)  Text

Matter of Hunerdosse, 85 B.R. 999 (Bankr. S.D. Iowa 1988) (security interest in deficiency payments)  Text

In re Branderhorst, 843 F.2d 311 (8th Cir. 1988) (security interest in corn received under PIK program)   Text

Lisbon Bank & Trust Co. v. Commodity Credit Corp., 679 F. Supp. 903 (N.D. Iowa 1987) (security interest in dairy termination program payments)  Text

Matter of Mattice, 81 B.R. 504 (Bankr. S.D. Iowa 1987) (whether feed and grain program payments were “wages”)  Text

Matter of Lehl, 79 B.R. 880 (Bankr. D. Neb. 1987) (security interest in commodity certificates)  Text

Matter of Halls, 79 B.R. 417 (Bankr. S.D. Iowa 1987) (FDIC’s security interest in program payments)  Text

In re Schnase, 87-05414, 1987 WL 857508 (Bankr. D. N.D. Oct. 21, 1987) (security interest in farm program payments)

Bank of Cresbard v. Lindhorst Farms, Inc., 78 B.R. 1002 (D. S.D. 1987) (whether farm program payments were “proceeds”)   Text

Bank of N. Arkansas v. Owens, 76 B.R. 672 (E.D. Ark. 1987) (whether dairy termination program payments were “proceeds”)  Text

In re Rinehart, 76 B.R. 746 (Bankr. D. S.D. 1987) (“administrative offset” of farm program payments)   Text

In re Collins, 68 B.R. 242 (Bankr. D. Minn. 1986) (security interest in dairy termination program payments)  Text

In re Bowling, 64 B.R. 710 (Bankr. W.D. Mo. 1986) (treatment of proceeds from dairy termination program)  Text

United States v. Bisson, 646 F. Supp. 701 (D. S.D. 1986) (action to recover the balance due on CCC farm storage loan)  Text

In re Rude, 83-04156, 1985 WL 17717 (Bankr. N.D. Iowa Oct. 25, 1985) (disbursement of proceeds received from the PIK program)

Statz v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., CIV 5-85-59, 1985 WL 111 (D. Minn. Oct. 9, 1985) (eligiblity to participate in the Milk Diversion Program)

Westcott v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 765 F.2d 121 (8th Cir. 1985) (combining farms as one unit for PIK program purposes)  Text

In re Mattick, 45 B.R. 615 (Bankr. D. Minn. 1985) (perfected security interest in the PIK entitlement)   Text


 

NINTH CIRCUIT

Clinger v. Farm Serv. Agency, No. CV 04 424 E BLW, 2006 WL 581192 (D. Idaho Mar. 8, 2006) (applying equitable estoppel to prohibit repayment of PIK payments)

McBride Cotton & Cattle Corp. v. Veneman, 296 F.Supp.2d 1125 (D. Ariz. 2003) (right of CCC to offset program benefits to pay delinquent USDA loans)  Text

Beard v. Glickman, 189 F. Supp. 2d 994 (C.D. Cal. 2001) (USDA’s Conservation Reserve Program, challenging the denial of application)  Text

McBride Cotton & Cattle Corp. v. Glickman, 99-0824-PHX-ROS, 2000 WL 34227966 (D. Ariz. Sept. 25, 2000) (administrative offsets of future payments from the various CCC farm programs)

In re Lemos, 243 B.R. 96 (Bankr. D. Idaho 1999) (CLDAP benefits constituted “proceeds” of debtor’s prebankruptcy crops)  Text

Adams Farms v. Glickman, 152 F.3d 923 (9th Cir. 1998) (challenging the denial to provide price support payments)

United States v. B & M Farms, 87 F.3d 1323 (9th Cir. 1996) (federal program fraud)

State of Mont., Dep’t of State Lands v. Glickman, 85 F.3d 638 (9th Cir. 1996) (defining a “person” under the Food, Agriculture; Conservation and Trade Act of 1990)

Golightly v. Yeutter, 780 F. Supp. 672 (D. Ariz. 1991) (defining a “person” for federal farm subsidy purposes)  Text

Sybrandy v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., Agr. Stabilization & Conservation Serv., 937 F.2d 443 (9th Cir. 1991) (alleged violation of milk production termination program)   Text

Girard v. Klopfenstein, 930 F.2d 738 (9th Cir. 1991) (challenging proposed ASCS debarment proceedings)  Text

In re Mohar, 140 B.R. 273 (Bankr. D. Mont. 1992) (setoff of government program payments)  Text

Winchell v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 790 F. Supp. 214 (D. Mont. 1989) (termination of farmer’s participation in PIK program)  Text


 

TENTH CIRCUIT

In re Meyers, 362 F.3d 667 (10th Cir. 2004) (right to setoff program payments)  Text

In re Klenke, Nos. 01-13501, 02-5026, 3004 WL 2192517 (Bankr. D. Kan. Feb 3, 2004) (MLAP payments post-bankruptcy petition)

Bishop v. Veneman, 283 F.Supp.2d 1207 (D. Kan. 2003) (reduction in PFC payments)  Text

McKown v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 276 F.Supp.2d 1201 (D. N.M. 2003), aff’d, 97 F. App’x 283 (10th Cir. 2004) (PFC and MLAP payments)  Text

In re Germann, 01-40059, 2001 WL 34652951 (Bankr. D. Kan. Nov. 1, 2001) (priority of security interests, Market Loss Assistance payments)

In re Shore Ltd., 99-40689, 2001 WL 34677398 (Bankr. D. Kan. June 4, 2001) (perfected security interest in government payments)

In re Isenbart, 255 B.R. 62 (Bankr. D. Kan. 2000) (security interest in CRP payments owing to debtor-farmers)  Text

Lewis v. Glickman, 104 F. Supp. 2d 1311 (D. Kan. 2000) (offset of government payment to farmer against debt he owed to government)  Text

Schmitz v. Callahan, 973 F. Supp. 1021 (D. Kan. 1997) (including agricultural commodity payments in offsetting retirement benefits)  Text

Lyle v. Commodity Credit Corp., 104 F.3d 367 (10th Cir. 1996) (offset of the price support payment due to farmer’s tax liability)

In re Turner, 84 F.3d 1294 (10th Cir. 1996) (challenging the setoff of ASCS’ payments owed to debtor against the delinquent debt to SBA)  Text

Lyle v. Commodity Credit Corp., 898 F. Supp. 808 (D. Kan. 1995) (offset of the price support payment due to farmer’s tax liability)  Text

Logan Farms, Inc. v. Espy, 886 F. Supp. 781 (D. Kan. 1995) (overpayments under production adjustment program)  Text

Brock v. United States, 94-1338-PFK, 1995 WL 144763 (D. Kan. Mar. 30, 1995) (Price Support and Production Adjustment Program; seeking reformation of a contract)

Olenhouse v. Commodity Credit Corp., 42 F.3d 1560 (10th Cir. 1994) (deficiency payment reduction)  Text

Logan Farms, Inc. v. Espy, 93-4256-SAC, 1994 WL 732672 (D. Kan. Nov. 25, 1994) (defining a “person” for payment limitation purposes)

Val Farms v. Espy, 29 F.3d 1470 (10th Cir. 1994) (eligibility for deficiency payments)  Text

In re Buckner, 165 B.R. 942 (D. Kan. 1994) (right of setoff against annual CRP received by debtor)  Text

In re Zweygardt, 149 B.R. 673 (D. Kan. 1992) (security interest in Conservation Reserve Program payments)   Text

United States v. Goode, 781 F. Supp. 704 (D. Kan. 1991) (action to recover payments made under milk diversion program)  Text

Olenhouse v. Commodity Credit Corp., 136 F.R.D. 672 (D. Kan. 1991) (challenging reduction of deficiency payments)

In re George, 119 B.R. 800 (D. Kan. 1990) (whether certificates were “proceeds” subject to security interests)   Text

Randall Bank v. Melhus, 117 B.R. 648 (D. Kan. 1990) (government payments as collateral securing the bank’s debt)  Text

In re Evatt, 112 B.R. 417 (W.D. Okla. 1990) (setoff of price support payments)  Text

Boisseau v. Sullivan, 86-1939-K, 1989 WL 115750 (D. Kan. Sept. 13, 1989) (price support program; breach of contract, negligence)

Boisseau v. United States, 86-1939-K, 1989 WL 31442 (D. Kan. Mar. 10, 1989) (price support program; breach of contract, negligence)

In re Evatt, 112 B.R. 405 (Bankr. W.D. Okla. 1989) (setoff of price support payments)  Text

In re Schneider, 864 F.2d 683 (10th Cir. 1988) (whether proceeds of PIK is a bankruptcy estate property)   Text

In re Harvie, 84 B.R. 197 (Bankr. D. Colo. 1988) (perfected security interest in the CRP payment)  Text

In re George, 85 B.R. 133 (Bankr. D. Kan. 1988) (whether CCC’s commodity certificates were subject to lien)  Text

In re Clark, 82 B.R. 131 (Bankr. D. Colo. 1987) (security interest in farm program payments)  Text

In re Holman, 85 B.R. 869 (Bankr. D. Kan. 1987) (PIK; securing preexisting indebtedness)  Text

Raines v. Block, 798 F.2d 377 (10th Cir. 1986) (alleged breach of payment-in-kind contract)   Text

In re Patsantaras Land & Livestock Co., 60 B.R. 24 (Bankr. D. Colo. 1986) (whether wool incentive payments were proceeds)  Text

Coffey v. U.S. on Behalf of Commodity Credit Corp., 626 F. Supp. 1246 (D. Kan. 1986) (alteration of farmer’s bid under payment in kind program)   Text


 

ELEVENTH CIRCUIT

McElmurray v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 535 F.Supp.2d 1318 (S.D. Ga. 2008) (denial of preventive planting subsidy payments)  Text

Mahon v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 485 F.3d 1247 (11th Cir. 2007) (review of denial of crop disaster payments)  Text

In re Bracewell, 454 F.3d 1234 (11th Cir. 2006) (disaster payments not part of the bankruptcy estate)  Text

In re Evans, 337 B.R. 551 (Bankr. E.D. N.C. 2005) (debtor’s rights in tobacco transition payments)  Text

In re Thaggard, Nos. 01-60571, 01-670575, 01-70513, 2003 WL 24108186 (Bankr. M.D. Ga., April 3, 2003) (treatment of post-bankruptcy petition farm programs)

Bateman Co., Inc. v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 123 F. Supp. 2d 625 (M.D. Ga. 2000) (challenging requirement to reimburse deficiency and disaster payments)  Text

In re Boyett, 250 B.R. 822 (Bankr. S.D. Ga. 2000) (whether crop loss disaster relief payment qualified for an exemption)  Text

In re Boyett, 250 B.R. 817 (Bankr. S.D. Ga. 2000) (whether crop loss disaster relief payment was estate property)  Text

Boyd v. Glickman, 12 F. Supp. 2d 1261 (M.D. Ala. 1998) (Peanut Price Support Program; challenging visual testing procedures)   Text

Cole v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 33 F.3d 1263 (11th Cir. 1994) (imposition of monetary penalties for resale of “over-quota tobacco)  Text

In re Jackson, 169 B.R. 742 (Bankr. N.D. Fla. 1994) (peanut allotment quota; protection under Florida homestead exemption law)  Text

Brundidge Banking Co. v. Pike County Agric. Stabilization & Conservation Comm., 899 F.2d 1154 (11th Cir. 1990) (reallocation of farm’s peanut quota)   Text

Tom’s Foods Inc. v. Lyng, 703 F. Supp. 1562 (M.D. Ga. 1989) (alleged violation of peanut price support regulations)   Text

Fed. Land Bank of Columbia v. Shepard, 646 F. Supp. 1145 (M.D. Ga. 1986) (ownership and lien interest in a peanut quota)  Text

Callaway v. Block, 763 F.2d 1283 (11th Cir. 1985) (action to bar reduction of national peanut quota)  Text


 

D.C. CIRCUIT

Partlo v. Johanns, Nos. Civ.A.04-1462 CKK, Civ.A.04-1779 CCK, 2006 WL 1663380 (D. D.C. June 11, 2006), aff’d, 224 F. App’x 7, 2007 WL 1411731 (D.C. Cir. 2007) (claim of higher assistance rate based on cultivation practices)  Text

Holly Sugar Corp. v. Johanns, 437 F.3d 1210 (D.C. Cir. 2006) (upholding price support loan interest rate for sugar)  Text

Nw. Indep. Producers Ass’n v. Veneman, 312 F.Supp.2d 23 (D. D.C. 2004) (milk program upheld)  Text

Shaffer v. Veneman, 325 F.3d 370 (D.C. Cir. 2003) (breaches in settlement agreement)  Text

Garcia v. Veneman, 211 F.R.D. 15 (D. D.C. 2002) (denial of class certification for alleged farm program discrimination)

Milk Train, Inc. v. Veneman, 310 F.3d 747 (D.C. Cir. 2002) (milk pricing system challenge)  Text

Hershey Foods Corp. v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 293 F.3d 520 (D.C. Cir. 2002) (milk pricing classifications)  Text

Milk Train, Inc. v. Veneman, 167 F. Supp. 2d 20 (D. D.C. 2001) (challenging Secretary’s of Agriculture authority to issue rules for the DMLA programs)  Text

Cerniglia v. Glickman, 118 F. Supp. 2d 27 (D. D.C. 2000) (denial of application for loan servicing of FSA; seeking judicial review)   Text

Strong v. Glickman, 50 F. Supp. 2d 1 (D. D.C. 1999) (alledged violation of APA in canceling farmer’s CRP contract)  Text

Deaf Smith County Grain Processors, Inc. v. Glickman, 162 F.3d 1206 (D.C. Cir. 1998) (seeking farm subsidy and disaster relief payments from USDA)  Text

Pigford v. Glickman, 182 F.R.D. 341 (D. D.C. 1998) (class action alleging racial discrimination in granting of loans and subsidies)

Guy v. Glickman, 945 F. Supp. 324 (D. D.C. 1996) (seeking declaratory judgment reversing reduction of disaster benefits)  Text

Washington Post Co. v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 943 F. Supp. 31 (D. D.C. 1996) (seeking disclosure of information regarding participants of cotton subsidy program)  Text

Competitive Enterprises Inst. v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 954 F. Supp. 265 (D. D.C. 1996) (challenging Secretary’s of Agriculture quotas for domestically grown peanuts)  Text

Vandervelde v. Espy, 908 F. Supp. 11 (D. D.C. 1995) (whether plaintiffs were entitled to payments for their participation in the Dairy Termination Program)  Text

Jones v. Espy, CIV. A. 90-2831-LFO, 1993 WL 102641 (D. D.C. Mar. 17, 1993) (defining a “person” for purposes of government payment programs)

Peterson Farms I v. Madigan, CIV. A. 91-2340 (JHG), 1992 WL 118370 (D. D.C. May 20, 1992) (suspension from participation in a price support program)

Peterson Farms I v. Madigan, 782 F. Supp. 1 (D. D.C. 1991) (eligibility to participate in price support programs)  Text

Kumm v. United States, CIV. A. 90-1280, 1991 WL 255443 (D. D.C. Nov. 12, 1991) (defining a “person” for payment limitation purposes)

Vandervelde v. Yeutter, 774 F. Supp. 645 (D. D.C. 1991) (denial of paments under Dairy Termination Program)  Text

Women Involved in Farm Econ. v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 876 F.2d 994 (D.C. Cir. 1989) (constitutionality of regulation for agricultural crop subsidy payments)   Text

Esch v. Yeutter, 876 F.2d 976 (D.C. Cir. 1989) (suspension from price support programs)  Text

Women Involved In Farm Econ. v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 682 F. Supp. 599 (D. D.C. 1988) (constitutionality of regulation for agricultural crop subsidy payments)   Text

Baker v. Lyng, CIV. A. 87-1643-LFO, 1987 WL 123789 (D. D.C. Aug. 4, 1987) (defining a “person” for the purposes of the price support programs)

Esch v. Lyng, 665 F. Supp. 6 (D. D.C. 1987) (challenging suspension from price support programs)   Text


 

FEDERAL CIRCUIT

Bair v. U.S., 80 Fed. Cl. 287 (Fed. Cl. 2007) (no taking for lien held by CCC)

Bruhn v. U.S., 74 Fed. Cl. 749 (Fed. Cl. 2006) (no breach of program payment contracts)

Steen v. U.S., 468 F.3d 1357 (Fed. Cir. 2006) (upholding denial of trade assistance benefits)  Text

Cotrell v. U.S., 71 Fed. Cl. 559 (Fed. Cl. 2006) (failure to exhaust remedies)

Members of the Peanut Quota Holders Ass’n v. U.S., 421 F.3d 1323 (Fed. Cir. 2005), cert. denied, 548 U.S. 904 (peanut quota not compensable property interest)  Text

Star-Glo Assoc., LP v. U.S., 414 F.3d 1349 (Fed. Cir. 2005) (limiting citrus disaster payments to actual trees planted)  Text

Gutz v. United States, 98-785L, 2000 WL 1276749 (Fed. Cl. July 28, 2000) (awarding plaintiff’s costs under EAJA; challenge of ineligibility for price support)

Gutz v. United States, 98-785L, 1999 WL 1086946 (Fed. Cl. Nov. 23, 1999) (alledged SCS’s breach of agreement in not providing commodity price support payments)

Doty v. United States, 109 F.3d 746 (Fed. Cir. 1997) (alleging breach of milk production termination contract)  Text

State of Mont. v. United States, 94-108C, 1995 WL 291843 (Fed. Cl. May 10, 1995) (priority of CCC’s lien for loans made under its sugar price support program)

Doty v. United States, 53 F.3d 1244 (Fed. Cir. 1995) (breach of contract contract under Dairy Termination Program)

Wardlaw Farms, Inc. v. United States, 92-726C, 1994 WL 715222 (Fed. Cl. Dec. 23, 1994) (eligibility for Dairy Termination Program)

Schuerman v. United States, 93-203C, 1994 WL 48468 (Fed. Cl. Feb. 10, 1994) (whether a contract with FmHA for guaranteed loans exists)

Rochman v. United States, 376-88C, 1992 WL 346768 (Fed. Cl. Nov. 24, 1992) (eligibility for agricultural price support program)

Milligan v. United States, 26 Cl. Ct. 1386 (Cl. Ct. 1992) (defining a “person” under the Emergency Livestock Feed Assistance Act)

Simons v. United States, 25 Cl. Ct. 685 (Cl. Ct. 1992) (denial of payments under Dairy Termination Program)

Gratz v. United States, 25 Cl. Ct. 411 (Cl. Ct. 1992) (damages for the calling of corn loan collateral by the ASCS)

Bar 9 Farms, Inc. v. United States, 25 Cl. Ct. 392 (Cl. Ct. 1992) (defining a “person” for the purposes of price support programs)

Schultz v. United States, 25 Cl. Ct. 384 (Cl. Ct. 1992) (defining a “person” for the purposes of price support programs)

Doko Farms v. United States, 956 F.2d 1136 (Fed. Cir. 1992) (offset of the overpayments against subsidy payments)   Text

Doty v. United States, 24 Cl. Ct. 615 (Cl. Ct. 1991) (alleged breach of dairy termination program contract)

Rivercrest v. United States, 24 Cl. Ct. 454 (Cl. Ct. 1991) (eligibility for disaster credit for wheat crop)

Ryder Farms, Inc. v. United States, 24 Cl. Ct. 278 (Cl. Ct. 1991) (eligibility for price support payments)

Associated Milk Producers, Inc. v. United States, 22 Cl. Ct. 682 (Cl. Ct. 1991) (implementation of milk price reduction provisions of FSA)

Knaub v. United States, 22 Cl. Ct. 268 (Cl. Ct. 1991) (defining a “person” for payment limitations purposes)

Doko Farms v. United States, 21 Cl. Ct. 696 (Cl. Ct. 1990) (release of funds from participation in price support program)

Pender Peanut Corp. v. United States, 21 Cl. Ct. 95 (Cl. Ct. 1990) (chalenging penalty imposed under peanut price support system)

Stevens v. United States, 21 Cl. Ct. 195 (Cl. Ct. 1990) (denial of application for participation in wheat subsidy program)

Martin v. United States, 20 Cl. Ct. 738 (Cl. Ct. 1990) (denial of dairy termination program payments)

Frank’s Livestock & Poultry Farm, Inc. v. United States, 905 F.2d 1515 (Fed. Cir. 1990) (denial of price support program benefits)  Text

Pender Peanut Corp. v. United States, 20 Cl. Ct. 447 (Cl. Ct. 1990) (chalenging penalty imposed under peanut price support system)

Hubbs v. United States, 20 Cl. Ct. 423 (Cl. Ct. 1990) (breach of loan contract; CCC’s failure to promptly negotiate)

Stegall v. United States, 19 Cl. Ct. 765 (Cl. Ct. 1990) (challenging ASCS’ limitation of farm subsidy)

Alta Verde Indus., Inc. v. United States, 18 Cl. Ct. 595 (Cl. Ct. 1989) (Dairy Termination Program, economic harm to the beef industry)

Grav v. United States, 886 F.2d 1305 (Fed. Cir. 1989) (denial of milk diversion program payments)  Text

Halbert v. United States, 17 Cl. Ct. 596 (Cl. Ct. 1989) (eligibility to participate in milk diversion program program)

Frank’s Livestock & Poultry Farm, Inc. v. United States, 17 Cl. Ct. 601 (Cl. Ct. 1989) (denial of price support program benefits)

Durant v. United States, 16 Cl. Ct. 447 (Cl. Ct. 1988) (breach of contract; USASCS’ failure to make feed grain payments)

Doko Farms v. United States, 861 F.2d 255 (Fed. Cir. 1988) (release of funds from participation in price support program)  Text

Parks v. United States, 15 Cl. Ct. 183 (Cl. Ct. 1988) (challenging termination from Milk Diversion Program)

Swartz v. United States, 14 Cl. Ct. 570 (Cl. Ct. 1988) (curtailment of CCC’s price support loans)

Grav v. United States, 14 Cl. Ct. 390 (Cl. Ct. 1988) (denial of milk diversion program payments)

O’Connell v. United States, 14 Cl. Ct. 309 (Cl. Ct. 1988) (eligibility for milk diversion program)

Willson v. United States, 14 Cl. Ct. 300 (Cl. Ct. 1988) (eligibility for price support payments)

Hanson v. United States, 13 Cl. Ct. 519 (Cl. Ct. 1987) (devial of agricultural emergency loan)

Doko Farms v. United States, 13 Cl. Ct. 48 (Cl. Ct. 1987) (release of funds from participation in price support program)

Raines v. United States, 12 Cl. Ct. 530 (Cl. Ct. 1987) (alleging breach of a PIK contract)

Nutt v. United States, 12 Cl. Ct. 345 (Cl. Ct. 1987) (breach of contract under loan agreements with the FmHA)

Morgan v. United States, 12 Cl. Ct. 247 (Cl. Ct. 1987) (eligibility for participation in milk diversion program)

Hilo Coast Processing Co. v. United States, 816 F.2d 629 (Fed. Cir. 1987) (defining “marketing” for purpose of price support payment program)   Text

Pettersen v. United States, 807 F.2d 993 (Fed. Cir. 1986) (challenging the denial of Feed Grain Program payments)  Text

Haupricht Bros., Inc. v. United States, 11 Cl. Ct. 369 (Cl. Ct. 1986) (denial of PIK benefits)

Gibson v. United States, 11 Cl. Ct. 6 (Cl. Ct. 1986) (eligiblity to participate in PIK program)

Pettersen v. United States, 10 Cl. Ct. 194 (Cl. Ct. 1986) (challenging the denial of Feed Grain Program payments)

Pope v. United States, 9 Cl. Ct. 479 (Cl. Ct. 1986) (eligibility for program benefits, negligence)

Amalgamated Sugar Co. v. United States, 770 F.2d 1042 (Fed. Cir. 1985) (price support loan program, change in accounting methods)  Text

Hilo Coast Processing v. United States, 7 Cl. Ct. 175 (Cl. Ct. 1985) (eligibility for price support payment program)


 

ALABAMA

Mills v. Davis, 577 So. 2d 436 (Ala. 1991) (whether peanut quota was a personal property)  Text

Sessions Co., Inc. v. Turner, 493 So. 2d 1387 (Ala. 1986) (peanut quota; breach of contract)   Text


 

GEORGIA

Shepard v. Fed. Land Bank of Columbia, 421 S.E.2d 763 (Ga. Ct. App. 1992) (ownership and lien interest in disputed peanut quota)   Text

Weil Bros.-Cotton, Inc. v. T.E.A., Inc., 351 S.E.2d 670 (Ga. Ct. App. 1986) (failure to deliver the cotton allocated under PIK contracts)  Text


 

INDIANA

Webb v. Schleutker, 891 N.E.2d 1144 (Ind. Ct. App. 2008) (counter-cyclical payments are marital property)  Text


 

IOWA

In re Estate of Tremel, 00-1283, 2001 WL 855412 (Iowa Ct. App. July 31, 2001) (security interest in government payments)

Allison-Kesley Ag Ctr., Inc. v. Hildebrand, 485 N.W.2d 841 (Iowa 1992) (fraudulent payment-in-kind certificates)   Text


 

KANSAS

Rural Gas, Inc. v. N. Cent. Kansas Prod. Credit Corp., 755 P.2d 529 (Kan. 1988) (perfected security interest in the ASCS’ deficiency payments)   Text


 

KENTUCKY

Jones v. Jones, 245 S.W.3d 815 (Ky. Ct. App. 2008) (tobacco transition payments are non-marital property)  Text


 

MICHIGAN

Conagra, Inc. v. Farmers State Bank, 602 N.W.2d 390 (Mich. Ct. App. 1999) (government disaster payments were proceeds of the bean crop)  Text


 

MINNESOTA

Prod. Credit Ass’n of Fairmont v. Martin County Nat. Bank of Fairmont, 384 N.W.2d 529 (Minn. Ct. App. 1986) (whether security interest extended to PIK entitlements)  Text

Roseberg v. Steen, 363 N.W.2d 102 (Minn. Ct. App. 1985) (replevin action for possession of debtors’ PIK wheat allotment)  Text


 

NORTH CAROLINA

Brown v. Ginn, 640 S.E.2d 787 (N.C. Ct. App. 2007) (tobacco transition payments pre-marital property)  Text


 

OHIO

Diehl, Inc. v. Ohio Dep’t of Agric., 806 N.E.2d 533 (Ohio 2004) (dormant Commerce Clause issues)


 

OKLAHOMA

Farmers & Merchants Nat. Bank, Fairview v. Fairview State Bank, 766 P.2d 330 (Okla. 1988) (whether payment-in-kind Diversion Program benefits were proceeds)   Text

Farmers & Merchants Nat. Bank, Fairview v. Sooner Co-op., Inc., 766 P.2d 325 (Okla. 1988) (whether PIK payments qualified as “proceeds”)  Text


 

TEXAS

Sweetwater Prod. Credit Ass’n v. O’Briant, 764 S.W.2d 230 (Tex. 1988) (claims of priority to proceeds under PIK contracts)  Text

O’Briant v. Sweetwater Prod. Credit Ass’n, 745 S.W.2d 412 (Tex. App. 1988) (seeking proceeds under PIK contract)   Text


 

WASHINGTON

Rainier Nat. Bank v. Bachmann, 757 P.2d 979 (Wash. 1988) (security interest in dairy termination program payments)   Text


 

WISCONSIN

State v. Johnson, 439 N.W.2d 646 (Wis. Ct. App. 1989) (alleged forgery to obtain payments under a federal farm program)