Updated States’ Agricultural Lien Charts
In 1993, former Center staff attorney Martha Noble compiled the main provisions of the statutory agricultural liens in all fifty states into the Statutory Agricultural Lien Rapid Finder Charts. Over the years, the charts have consistently been among the Center’s most requested documents. However, as the calendar years changed, so to did the statutes themselves. This updated version of the charts is current through 2008.
These compilations are only an aid to research on statutory agricultural liens. State courts and federal courts, including bankruptcy courts, have interpreted and continue to interpret these lien statutes. Further, this publication does not include case annotations, which a researcher must consult to thoroughly understand any particular lien statute. As such, these charts are intended for use solely as an educational tool and research aid, and not as a substitute for individual legal advice. For each state, the charts summarize the state’s statutorily enacted agricultural liens. They include a brief description of the lien claimant and the attached property, possessory requirements, any filing requirement, the date of attachment and any express priority provisions of the statute. To see each state’s individual compilation, click on the state’s image in the map below.