Case Law Index Finance and Credit

January 1, 1995 – September 7, 2021

This index provides a comprehensive though not necessarily exhaustive compilation of reported and unreported federal and state court decisions involving Finance and Credit 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.


Hall v. United States, 566 U.S. 506 (2012) (issues after debtors sold farm after filing Chapter 12 bankruptcy petition) Text

Plains Commerce Bank v. Long Family Land & Cattle Co., 554 U.S. 316 (2008) (discrimination in lending to Native Americans) Text

Franconia Assocs. v. United States, 536 U.S. 129 (2002) (FmHA low interest loans for rural areas) Text

Dir. of Revenue v. CoBank ACB, 531 U.S. 316 (2001) (banks for cooperatives subject to state taxation under the FCA) Text


Milk Indus. Regul. Off. v. Rosa Dairy Farm, Inc., 622 B.R. 806 (B.A.P. 1st Cir. 2020) (debtors permitted to lease part of their milk quota to a third party) Text

United States v. Miranda, Civil No. 18-1802 (DRD), 2020 WL 7048693 (D.P.R. Nov. 30, 2020) (FSA foreclosure action) Text

In re Degutis, No. 20-11420-MSH, 2020 Bankr. LEXIS 3578 (Bankr. E.D. Mass. Dec. 23, 2020) (activities did not constitute farming operation for purposes of Chapter 12 bankruptcy eligibility)

Milk Indus. Regul. Off. v. Ruiz Ruiz, BAP No. PR 19-023, 2020 Bankr. LEXIS 1585 (B.A.P. 1st Cir. 2020) (granting dairy farmer’s motion to lease milk quota to a third party)

In re Vaqueria Las Martas, Inc., 617 B.R. 429 (Bankr. D.P.R. 2020) (milk from debtor’s cows were not collateral to lien of secured creditor) Text

U.S. Dep’t of Agric. v. Morales-Quiñones, Civil No. 18-1387, 2020 WL 1126165 (D.P.R. Mar. 6, 2020) (FSA action against holder of promissory notes) Text

United States v. Colon-Rodriguez, No. 10-2236, 696 F.3d 102 (1st Cir. 2012) (evidence supported conviction for making false statements on FSA loan application, but conduct did not support conviction for defrauding federal institution) Text

United States v. Colon-Rodriguez, No. 07-0507CCCC, 2010 WL 3810121 (D.P.R. Sept. 27, 2010) (prosecution for false statements made in connection with obtaining FSA emergency loans)  Text

United States v. Alfonzo-Reyes, Nos. 06-1484, 06-1501, 592 F.3d 280 (1st Cir. 2010) (fraud and bribery related to various FSA loan applications) Text

United States v. Williams, No. 08-CV-427-B-W, 2009 WL 2134139 (D. Me. July 26, 2009) (government was not required to comply with state law notice requirements; acceleration of payments)

Toledo-Gonzalez v. United States, 2007 WL 2743685 (D.P.R. 2007) (criminal fraud with FSA loans)   Text

United States v. Sayer, 450 F.3d 82 (1st Cir. 2006) (foreclosure on FSA loan)   Text

United States v. Alfonzo-Reyes, 384 F.Supp.2d 523 (D.P.R. 2005) (fraud in obtaining FSA loans)   Text

United States v. Arnold, 366 F.Supp.2d 191 (D. Me. 2005) (foreclosure on FSA loans)   Text

United States v. Cyr, 2004 WL 1571808 (D. Me. 2004) (foreclosure of an FSA loan and Homestead Exemption)   Text

Harriman v. U.S. Agr. Sec’y, 01-148-B-H, 2001 WL 1382032 (D. Me. Nov. 6, 2001) (foreclosure of mortgage)

United States v. Chappell, No. 2000 DNH 189, 2000 WL 1513780 (D.N.H. Aug. 25, 2000) (government foreclosure action)

United States v. Chappell, CIV. 98-524-M, 2000 WL 1507431 (D.N.H. June 15, 2000) (government foreclosure action)

Harriman v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 99 F. Supp. 2d 105 (D. Me. 2000) (USDA’s failure to approve an operating loan application)  Text

Harriman v. U.S. Dep’t of Agr., CIV. 99-41-B, 1999 WL 33208103 (D. Me. Apr. 15, 1999) (FSA foreclosure on a loan)

U.S. v. Est. of Matos, 96-1750 (JP), 1997 WL 557621 (D.P.R. 1997) (mortgage foreclosure action)

United States v. J.R. LaPointe & Sons, Inc., 950 F. Supp. 21 (D. Me. 1996) (action to recover on debt to the FmHA; statute of limitations)  Text


Bunce v. Farm Serv. Agency, No. 5:19-CV-266, 2021 WL 925511 (N.D.N.Y. Feb. 15, 2021) (review of FSA’s denial of applications for primary loan servicing and new loan) Text

In re Lundberg, BK 1910014 CLB, 621 B.R. 561 (Bankr. W.D.N.Y. 2020) (farmers’ motion to extend time to file plan under Chapter 12 bankruptcy) Text

United States v. Opportunities for Chenango, Inc., No. 3:18-CV-1230, 2020 WL 6268308 (N.D.N.Y. Oct. 26, 2020) (FmHA real property foreclosure action) Text

In re Simpson, No. 17-10442, 2020 Bankr. LEXIS 1458 (Bankr. D. Vt. June 1, 2020) (debtors entitled to attempt reorganization without previously imposed stringent conditions) Text

In Re Milky Way Organic Farm, LLC, No. 12-10742, 2017 WL 598473 (Bankr. D. Vt. Feb. 14, 2017) (motion to dismiss Chapter 12)  Text

Sheehy v. Johanns, 2007 WL 656429 (W.D.N.Y. 2007) (foreclosure on farm loan)

United States v. Rinehart, 2005 WL 2922181 (N.D.N.Y. 2005) (foreclosure on farm loan) Text

United States v. Fugle, 2003 WL 251948 (W.D.N.Y. Jan. 25, 2003) (government foreclosure action)

United States v. Gilmore, 31 F. App’x 43 (2d Cir. 2002) (FSA foreclosure on a loan)

United States v. Gilmore, 62 F. Supp. 2d 576 (D. Conn. 1999) (foreclosure of mortgage on farm due to default on FmHA’s loans) Text

Bentley v. Glickman, 234 B.R. 12 (N.D.N.Y. 1999) (bankruptcy; refusal to grant the loan)   Text

United States v. Gilmore, 172 F.3d 39 (2d Cir. 1999) (foreclosure of mortgage on farm due to default on FmHA’s loans)

Flint v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 39 F. Supp. 2d 418 (D. Vt. 1997) (foreclosure of FSA mortgage; homestead protection)  Text


Kimmel v. Elderton State Bank, No. 2:20-cv-954, 2021 WL 462125 (Bankr. W.D. Pa. Feb. 9, 2021) (farmers sued bank and FSA in connection with loan received from bank and guaranteed by FSA) Text

United States v. Swisher (In re Swisher), 617 B.R. 826 (Bankr. M.D. Pa. 2020) (summary judgment denied in part due to questions related to sale of FSA collateral) Text

U.S. v. George, Civ. No. 1:08-cv-00036, 2010 WL 2998886 (D. V.I. July 27, 2010) (partitioning of land during foreclosure)  Text

United States v. Olayer, No. 08-4581, 333 Fed.Appx. 669 (3d Cir. May 26, 2009) (foreclosure of mortgage)

United States v. Olayer, No. 02:07cv1256, 2008 WL 4616847 (W.D. Pa. Oct. 16, 2008) (foreclosure of FSA mortgage)  Text

Ansell v. United States, No. 2:05-CV-505, 2007 WL 2593777 (W.D. Pa. Sep. 4, 2007) (limitations on suits involving farm ownership loans)

Visconti v. Veneman, No. Civ. 01-3503(JBS), 204 F. App’x 150 (3d Cir. 2006) (not selected for publication in the federal reporter) (discrimination in lending)

Ordille v. United States, No. Civ. 01-3503(JBS), 2005 WL 2372963 (D.N.J. Sep. 26, 2005) (discrimination suit against FSA)

Marslette v. Glickman, No. Civ.A. 00-509-SLR, 2003 WL 21035015 (D. Del. Apr. 28, 2003) (discrimination suit against FSA)


In re Ollis, 625 B.R. 308 (Bankr. D.S.C. 2021) (Chapter 12 bankruptcy plan confirmed) Text

Crider v. Pilgrim’s Pride Corp., No. 5:20-cv-02279-JMC, 2021 WL 222347 (D.S.C. Jan. 22, 2021) (allegations of tortious interference with contract leading to loss of plaintiff’s farm) Text

In re Roberson, No. 18-05432-5-JNC, 2020 Bankr. LEXIS 2983 (Bankr. E.D.N.C. Oct. 22, 2020) (Chapter 12 debtors could not sell privately sell properties) Text

In re Rouse, No. 16-05920-5-JNC, 2020 Bankr. LEXIS 2737 (Bankr. E.D.N.C. Oct. 2, 2020) (Chapter 12 debtor motion for hardship discharge) Text

In re K & J Farms, LLC, No. 20-01239-5-JNC, 2020 Bankr. LEXIS 2736 (Bankr. E.D.N.C. Oct. 1, 2020) (FSA objections to farm debtor’s Chapter 12 bankruptcy plan) Text

In re Rosenberger, No. 20-50093, 2020 Bankr. LEXIS 2580 (Bankr. W.D. Va. Sept. 29, 2020) (debtor engaged in farming operation for bankruptcy purposes) Text

United States ex rel. Maharaj v. Estate of Zimmerman, No. DLB-18-2998, 2020 WL 4501464 (D. Md. Aug. 5, 2020) (farm owner alleged neighbors claimed her land as theirs and received federal funds via the land’s enrollment in CREP) Text

Parker v. Case Farms, LLC, No. 1:20 CV 11 MR WCM, 2020 WL 5377301 (W.D.N.C. July 29, 2020) (alleged fraudulent conduct by poultry dealer) Text

US v. Lane, No. 5:16-CV-64-BO, 2016 WL 6779438 (D.N.C. Nov. 15, 2016) (Breach of Contract in FSA loan) Text

U.S v. McClintock Dairy, LLC, Civil Action No. WMN-13-3854, 2014 WL 4977674 (D. Md. Oct. 1, 2014) (security interest in loan acceleration) Text

United States v. Painter, No. 5:08cv00093, 2009 WL 3135436 (W.D. Va. Sept. 28, 2009) (collection on secured loan)

Palmer v. City Nat. Bank of W. Va., 498 F.3d 236 (4th Cir. 2007) (alleged fraudulent lending)   Text

United States v. Adams, CA No. 8:05-3167-HMH, 2007 WL 2138612 (D. S.C. Jul. 23, 2007) (acceleration of loan)   Text

Riley v. Robey, 25 F.App’x 149 (4th Cir. 2002) (default on a FSA loan)

Faulkner v. Glickman, 172 F. Supp. 2d 732 (D. Md. 2001) (discrimination suit against FSA)  Text

Cooper v. Glickman, 50 F. Supp. 2d 489 (M.D.N.C. 1999) (FmHA’s denial of loan servicing)  Text

In re Bryant, 235 B.R. 581 (W.D. Va. 1998) (whether FmHA lien included certain livestock)  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 farm loan)  Text

McCall v. United States, 125 F.3d 848 (4th Cir. 1997) (denial of a farm loan)

Chamblee v. Espy, 100 F.3d 15 (4th Cir. 1996) (challenging FmHA’s decision to suspend loan servicing)  Text


A.J. Rabe, Inc. v. Farm Serv. Agency, No. 19-50795, 2021 WL 3412504 (5th Cir. Aug. 4, 2021) (FSA loan denial not arbitrary and capricious) Text

Guar. Bank & Tr. Co. v. Agrex, Inc., 820 F.3d 790 (5th Cir. 2016) (lender’s PMSI in borrowers crops and entitlement to the proceeds from the sale of the crops)  Text

U.S. v. Green, No. 10-813, 2010 WL 5125717 (W.D. La. Dec. 9, 2010) (recover of security on FSA loan after death of debtor)

Panorama Const. v. Farm Credit Serv. of Cent. Kansas, No. 5:09-CV-273-C, 733 F.Supp.2d 748 (N.D. Tex. Aug. 20, 2010) (fraud and tortious interference with foreclosure contract)

U.S. v. Crook, No. 09-000133, 2010 WL 2923196 (W.D. La. July 16, 2010) (sale of farm equipment held by lien for FSA loans)

Rabo Agrifinance Inc. v. Terra XXI Ltd., 583 F.3d 348 (5th Cir. 2009) (statute of limitations barred foreclosure of lien)  Text

Keenan v. Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, Inc., 529 F.3d 569 (5th Cir. 2008) (applicability of the writing requirement of the Louisiana Credit Agreement Statute) Text

United States v. Oliver, No. 08:30305, 306 Fed.Appx. 201 (5th Cir. Jan. 16, 2009) (statute of limitations; failure to foreclose in proper time)

United States v. Oliver, No. 07-0590, 2008 WL 215398 (W.D. La. Jan. 24, 2008) (default on loan)

Rabo Agrifinance Inc. v. Terra XXI Ltd., 257 F.App’x 732 (5th Cir. 2007) (acceleration of a loan)

Lewis v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric./Farm Serv. Agency, 245 F. App’x 330 (5th Cir. 2007) (delinquent farm loans)

Lewis v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., No. Civ.A.4:04CV193-P-B, 2006 WL 379382 (N.D. Miss. Feb. 15, 2006) (delinquent farm loans) Text

Reeves v. Klurfield, No. Civ.A. 503-CV-143-C, 2004 WL 691212 (N.D. Tex. Mar. 31, 2004) (appeal of a NAD ruling on a farm operating loan) Text

Seward v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 229 F.Supp.2d 557 (S.D. Miss. 2002) (setoff and inequitable conduct by the FSA)   Text

United States v. Hart, 295 F.3d 451 (5th Cir. 2002) (alleged false statements for government loans)  Text

Vogel v. Veneman, 276 F.3d 729 (5th Cir. 2002) (FSA loan and Homestead exemption)   Text

Green v. Veneman, 159 F. Supp. 2d 360 (S.D. Miss. 2001) (suit under the ECOA) Text

Coghlan v. Glickman, 241 F. Supp. 2d 643 (S.D. Miss. 2001) (eligiblity for leaseback/buyback loan servicing programs)  Text

Vogel v. Glickman, 117 F. Supp. 2d 572 (W.D. Tex. 2000) (homestead exemption and farm loans)  Text

Bass v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 211 F.3d 959 (5th Cir. 2000) (value of land conveyed to FSA to repay loans)  Text

Calhoun v. USDA Farm Serv. Agency, 920 F. Supp. 696 (N.D. Miss. 1996) (foreclosure on farm loan, preference to purchase the property)  Text


Holman v. Vilsack, No. 21-1084-STA-jay, 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 127334 (W.D. Tenn. July 8, 2021) (granting preliminary injunction enjoining FSA from enforcing the Section 1005 loan forgiveness program in the American Rescue Plan Act) Text

Richard v. Greenstone Farm Credit Servs., ACA (In re Richard), No. 1:21-cv-11064, 2021 WL 2529808 (E.D. Mich. June 21, 2021) (dismissal of Chapter 12 bankruptcy proceeding) Text

Nutrien Ag Sols. v. Duvall, No. 1:18-cv-123-DJH, 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 24888 (W.D. Ky. Jan. 4, 2021) (“subsidy” in agreed order construed to include Market Facilitation Program payments)

In re Hoff, No. DK 19-02977, 2020 Bankr. LEXIS 2755 (Bankr. W.D. Mich. Oct. 1, 2020) (debtor not eligible as a “family farmer with regular income”)

United States v. McQuarrie, 817 Fed. Appx. 63 (6th Cir. 2020) (defendant’s conviction for knowingly making false statements regarding FSA loans upheld) Text

United States v. Gilbert, No. 10-CR-20505, 2011 WL 652830 (E.D. Mich. Feb. 14, 2011) (farmer inappropriately used proceeds of sale of crop for purposes other than to pay indebtedness to US)

Lea v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., No. 1:10-CV-00029, 2011 WL 182698 (W.D. Ky. Jan. 19, 2011) (FSA loan subordination) Text

Morawski v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 09-14568, 2010 WL 2663201 (E.D. Mich. July 2, 2010) (foreclosure of mortgage)  Text

First Tennessee Bank Nat’l Ass’n v. Johanns, No. 1-05-0027, 2009 WL 10727933 (M.D. Tenn. Feb. 11, 2009) (lender entitled to interest on the loss claim)

United States v. Morawski, No. 6-13776, 2008 WL 3539995 (E.D. Mich. 2008) (foreclosure of mortgage)

First Tenn. Bank Nat’l Ass’n v. Johanns, 618 F.Supp.2d 778 (M.D. Tenn. 2008) (lender entitled to partial award on loan loss claim)  Text

United States v. Yaroch, Nos. 07-20243-BC, 2008 WL 2129846 (E.D. Mich. May 19, 2008) (fraudulently obtaining a loan)

United States v. Bli, No. 00-10484, 2006 WL 3333104 (E.D. Mich. Nov. 15, 2006) (false claims act case in obtaining loans and farm program payments)

Estate of James v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 404 F.3d 989 (6th Cir. 2005) (shared appreciation agreements) Text

James v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., No. 3:01-CV-628, 2003 WL 24135441 (E.D. Tenn. Sep. 22, 2005) (shared appreciation agreements)

Gibbs v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., No. 3:02-CV-547, 2003 WL 24135442 (E.D. Tenn. Sep. 11, 2003) (shared appreciation agreements)

Curtis v. Farm Serv. Agency, 4:00-CV-93, 2001 WL 822413 (W.D. Mich. June 22, 2001) (shared appreciation agreement)

Wright v. Farm Serv. Agency, 4:00-CV-94, 2001 WL 822417 (W.D. Mich. June 22, 2001) (shared appreciation agreement)

Green v. United States, 8 F. Supp. 2d 983 (W.D. Mich. 1998) (prioritization of loans; eligibility for FSA loan)  Text


Faust v. Vilsack, No. 21-C-548, 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 125062 (E.D. Wis. July 6, 2021) (staying plaintiffs’ motion for preliminary injunction enjoining USDA from implementing loan-forgiveness program of Section 1005 of ARPA) Text

In re Leaver, 627 B.R. 517 (Bankr. W.D. Wis. 2021) (under state law, Chapter 12 creditor relinquished secured claim after surrendering possession of livestock to another creditor) Text

In re Spindler, 623 B.R. 543 (Bankr. W.D. Wis. 2020) (re-amortized secured debt could be paid directly to FSA rather than through Chapter 12 trustee) Text

In re Hoel, 617 B.R. 636 (Bankr. W.D. Wis. 2020) (horse boarding not a farming operation for Chapter 12 eligibility purposes) Text

Bank of Rantoul v. Adcock (In re Adcock), 618 B.R. 260 (Bankr. C.D. Ill. 2020) (financial statement omissions and misstatements were not material, but creditor suffered loss from willful and malicious conversion of its collateral) Text

In re Richards, 618 B.R. 846 (Bankr. S.D. Ind. 2020) (court sustained Chapter 12 debtors’ objection to IRS claims and overruled IRS objections to debtors’ claim) Text

Caterpillar Fin. Servs. Corp. v. Peoples Nat. Bank, N.A., 710 F.3d 691 (7th Cir. 2013) (superior interest in collateral as a result of subordination agreement with senior lender) Text

United States v. Mengel, No. 08-cv-654-bbc, 2009 WL 1505054 (W.D. Wis. May 27, 2009) (foreclosure of mortgages executed in favor of FSA)  Text

Wiese v. Cmty. Bank of Cent. Wis., No. 08-cv-272-bbc, 2008 WL 4756679 (W.D. Wis. Oct. 28, 2008) (loss claim on FSA guaranteed loan) Text

United States v. Mercer, No. 1:05-CV-01274-SEB-JMS, 2007 WL 2822510 (S.D. Ind. Sep. 26, 2007) (shared appreciation agreements)

In re Phillips, No. 05-87521, ADV. 06-8069, 2007 WL 1297011 (Bankr. C.D. Ill. 2007) (seeking a determination that debs owing farm credit are nondischargeable) Text

Dye v. United States, 360 F.3d 744 (7th Cir. 2004) (conveyance of land to the FSA)  Text

In re Mau, 293 B.R. 919 (Bankr. C.D. Ill. 2003) (dischargeability of debt)  Text

Israel v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 282 F.3d 521 (7th Cir. 2002) (shared appreciation agreements)  Text

In re Batterton, 00-80181, 2001 WL 34076431 (Bankr. C.D. Ill. Apr. 5, 2001) (subordinating ag liens)

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

United States v. Scheumann, 132 F.3d 37 (7th Cir. 1997) (foreclose on loans)

Independent Bankers Ass’n of America v. National Credit Union Admin., 936 F.Supp.605 (W.D. Wis. Aug. 15, 1996) (Wisconsin banks challenging the organizational set-up of a business operating in the same region) Text


Citizens State Bank Norwood Young Am. v. Schiller (In re Schiller), 629 B.R. 54 (B.A.P. 8th Cir. 2021) (bankruptcy appellate panel vacated and remanded bankruptcy court’s confirmation of Chapter 12 debtor’s plan)

United States v. Gregory T. Roggenthen, No. 1:19-CV-01018-CBK, 2021 WL 689961 (D.S.D. Feb. 12, 2021) (plaintiff’s motion to add parties and amend complain in suit to foreclose FSA loans denied) Text

In re Raymer, No. BK20-41195, 2021 Bankr. LEXIS 317 (Bankr. D. Neb. Feb. 10, 2021) (debtors not permitted to pay post-petition expenses with cash collateral) Text

  1. Cent. State Bank v. Hettinger (In re Hettinger), No. 19-01165, 2021 Bankr. LEXIS 225 (Bankr. N.D. Iowa Feb. 1, 2021) (converting Chapter 12 case to Chapter 7 established new deadline for filing objections to discharge) Text

Brooks v. First Cent. Bank McCook (In re Brooks), 621 B.R. 422 (B.A.P. 8th Cir. 2020) (FSA renegotiation provision in loan did not excuse debtor from paying loan) Text

Iowa Dep’t of Revenue v. DeVries (In re DeVries), 621 B.R. 445 (B.A.P. 8th Cir. 2020) (overturning decisions of bankruptcy court related to application of 11 U.S.C. § 1232)

United States v. Kirkwood, No. 2:19CV00079 DPM, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 218686 (E.D. Ark. Nov. 23, 2020) (default judgment for failure to make payments on FSA loans) Text

Ahlgren v. Johnson (In re Mcm, Inc.), No. 17-30061, 2020 Bankr. LEXIS 2841 (Bankr. D.N.D. Oct. 13, 2020) (claims that debtor transferred payments before petitioning for bankruptcy dismissed) Text

In re Grigsby, 598 B.R. 606 (Bankr. E.D. Ark. 2019) (dischargeability and the intent to deceive) Text

Winfield Solutions, LLC v. Success Grain, Inc., No. 3:17CVoo329 JLH, 2018 WL 1595871 (E.D. Arkansas Apr. 2, 2018) (enforcing security interests over sold equipment and whose claim is superior) Text

In re Leonard, — B.R. –, (B.A.P. 8th Cir. 2017). (noncompliance with livestock bill of sale did prevent transfer of title; passage of title controlled by UCC) Text

In re Vantiger-Witte, No. BR 12-00239 (Bankr. N.D. Iowa Sept. 12, 2016) (Chapter 13 plans submission upheld due to “good faith”) Text

In re Jacobson, 532 B.R. 742 (Bankr. N.D. Iowa 2015) (“willful and malicious injury” theory of a Chapter 7 debtor)

Buffalo River Watershed Alliance v. Dep’t of Agric., No. 4: 13-cv-450-DPM (E.D. Ark. Dec. 2, 2014) (injunction due to Endangered Species Act; FSA loans and their environmental impact) Text

In re Schley, 509 B.R. 901 (Bankr. N.D. Iowa 2014) (Iowa agricultural lien continues into proceeds of sale) Text

Bartlett v. US Dep’t of Agric., 716 F.3d 464 (8th Cir. 2013) (improper price-election under SURE Program) Text

In re Richmond, 430 B.R. 846 (Bankr. E.D. Ark 2010) (debtor in Chapter 7 proceeding could not be held personally liable for unpaid crop loans)  Text

Arnegard v. Feilmeier, No. 4:08-CV-083, 2009 WL 2590536 (D.N.D. Aug. 19, 2009) (violation of terms of storage and marketing assistance loan agreement)

United States v. Anderson, 570 F.3d 1025 (8th Cir. 2009) (wire fraud in loan from Farm Credit)  Text

In re Alvo Grain & Feed, Inc., Nos. BK08-80876-TLS, A08-8029-TLS, 2009 WL 1609385 (Bankr. D. Neb. June 8, 2009) (seriously misleading financing statement)  Text

Farmers Coop. Co. v. Swift Pork Co., 602 F.Supp.2d 1095 (N.D. Iowa 2009) (agricultural supply dealer’s lien; claim not time barred)  Text

United States v. Tallent, No. 4:07CV00520 BSM, 2009 WL 160318 (E.D. Ark. Jan. 21, 2009) (foreclosure of FSA mortgage)

Ly Her v. Regions Fin. Corp., Nos. 07-2017, 06-2178, 06-2153, 2008 WL 5381321 (W.D. Ark. Dec. 22, 2008) (“first to file” bar in False Claims Act)

Dahlgren v. First Nat. Bank of Holdrege, 533 F.3d 681 (8th Cir. 2008) (involuntary bankruptcy of a commercial feedlot) Text

United States ex rel. Her v. Regions Financial Corp., No. 06-2178, 2008 WL 2370942 (W.D. Ark. Jun. 3, 2008) (FSA guaranteed loans)  Text

Her v. Regions Fin. Corp., No. 07-2017, 2008 WL 1697470 (W.D. Ark. Apr. 9, 2008) (suit on a guaranteed loan)

Dismuke v. Connor, Nos. 05-CV-1003, 05-CV-1004, 2007 WL 4463567 (W.D. Ark. Dec. 14, 2007) (discrimination suit against FSA)   Text

United States v. Fink, No. CIV 04-4130, 2007 WL 4287648 (D.S.D. Nov. 30, 2007) (acceleration of loans and foreclosure)

United States v. Anderson, No. 2:04-CV-121, 2007 WL 2126871 (D.N.D. Jul. 23, 2007) (shared appreciation agreements)

Wilkinson v. United States, 564 F.3d 927 (8th Cir. 2009) (tort suit against FSA)   Text

United States v. Anderson, No. 2:04-cv-121, 2007 WL 2126871 (D.N.D. Jul. 23, 2007) (delinquent loans)   Text

United States v. Cranmore, No. 8:06CV349, 2007 WL 2011259 (D. Neb. Jul. 6, 2007) (default on FSA loans)

Plains Commerce Bank v. Long Family Land & Cattle Co., Inc., 491 F.3d 878 (8th Cir. 2007) (discrimination in lending to Native Americans)   Text

U.S. v. Neff, No. 4:05-cv-128, 2007 WL 776532 (D.N.D. Mar. 12, 2007) (foreclosure on FSA loans) Text

Davies v. Johanns, 477 F.3d 968 (8th Cir. 2007) (shared appreciation agreements)   Text

In re Rice, 357 B.R. 514 (B.A.P. 8th Cir. 2006) (bankruptcy with a guaranteed loan)   Text

U.S. v. Wilson, No. 06-CV-1021, 2006 WL 3462126 (W.D. Ark. Nov. 30, 2006) (foreclosure on a FSA loan)

U.S. v. Marshall, No. 06-CV-4017, 2006 WL 2850039 (W.D. Ark. Oct. 3, 2006) (foreclosure on FSA loan)

U.S. v. Schilling, 454 F.Supp.2d 831 (N.D. Iowa 2006) (enforcing lien from FSA loan) Text

Miller v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., No. 2:06CV0004MLM, 2006 WL 2707358 (E.D. Mo. Sep. 19, 2006) (acceleration of loan) Text

United States v. Rice, 449 F.3d 887 (8th Cir. 2006) (false statements and fraud)  Text

In re Woodrow, No. 05-32145, 2006 WL 4392691 (Bankr. D.N.D. May 26, 2006) (default on FSA and FSA guaranteed loans)

United States v. Hafner, 421 F.Supp.2d 1220 (D.N.D. 2006) (default on FSA loan)   Text

United States v. Miller, 395 F.Supp.2d 875 (D.N.D. 2005) (injunction to prevent the disposition of collateral)   Text

Nelson v. Farm Credit Servs. of N.D., PCA, 380 F.Supp.2d 1061 (D.N.D. 2005) (alleged violation in the Agricultural Credit Act)   Text

United States v. Fink, 393 F.Supp.2d 935 (D.S.D. 2005) (foreclosure on FSA loan)   Text

In re Owens, 322 B.R. 411 (Bankr. E.D. Ark. 2005) (dischargeability and the intent to deceive)   Text

Davies v. Johanes, 409 F. Supp. 2d 1150 (W.D. Mo. 2005) (recapture under shared appreciation agreement)  Text

Farm Credit Midsouth, PCA v. Farm Fresh Catfish Co., 371 F.3d 450 (8th Cir. 2004) (federal farm products rule)  Text

Varner v. Peterson Farms, 371 F.3d 1011 (8th Cir. 2004) (suit against lender after failure of a CAFO) Text

United States v. Woods, No. 02-1411, 2004 WL 790332 (D. Minn. Mar. 31, 2004) (default on a FSA loan)

In re Damrow Cattle Co., Inc., 300 B.R. 479 (Bankr. D. Neb. 2003) (ag liens in bankruptcy) Text

In re Logue, 294 B.R. 59 (B.A.P. 8th Cir. 2003) (sale of collateral without approval) Text

Stahl v. Veneman, 327 F.3d 697 (8th Cir. 2003) (shared appreciation agreement)  Text

Baker v. Veneman, 256 F.Supp.2d 999 (E.D. Mo. 2003) (foreclosure on FSA loan) Text

United States v. Jacobsen, 319 F.3d 323 (8th Cir. 2002) (loan foreclosure) Text

Bukaske v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 193 F.Supp.2d 1162 (D.S.D. 2002) (shared appreciation agreement)  Text

Lane v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 294 F.3d 1001 (8th Cir. 2002) (equal opportunity to credit lawsuit) Text

Farm Credit Services of America v. American State Bank, 212 F.Supp.2d 1034 (N.D. Iowa 2002) (failing to comply with notice requirements of Regulation CC) Text

Stahl v. Veneman, No. A3-01-85, 2002 WL 1173556 (D.N.D. May 20, 2002) (shared appreciation agreement)

Stahl v. Veneman, A3-01-85, 2001 WL 1820378 (D.N.D. Aug. 22, 2001) (shared appreciation agreement)

United States v. Sather, 131 F. Supp. 2d 1146 (D.S.D. 2001) (FSA’s suit to collect on notes; statute of limitations)   Text

In re Krause, 261 B.R. 218 (B.A.P. 8th Cir. 2001) (FSA’s right of setoff) Text

In re Vote, 99-31487, 2001 WL 1891451 (Bankr. D.N.D. Feb. 15, 2001) (whether FSA’s security interest was perfected)

Viers v. Glickman, 4-99-CV-90431, 2000 WL 33363197 (S.D. Iowa Nov. 28, 2000) (shared appreciation agreements; attorney’s fees)

In re Krause, 99-31847, 2000 WL 33792713 (Bankr. D.N.D. Sept. 8, 2000) (FSA’s right of setoff)

United States v. Lylalele, Inc., 221 F.3d 1345 (8th Cir. 2000) (mortgage foreclosure action by FSA)

Lane v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 187 F.3d 793 (8th Cir. 1999) (challenging FmHA’s denial of farm loan servicing)  Text

In re Wells, 97-30835, 1998 WL 34016427 (Bankr. D.N.D. Jan. 29, 1998) (dischargeability of debt)

Lane v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 120 F.3d 106 (8th Cir. 1997) (challenging FmHA’s denial of farm loan servicing)  Text

Lane v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 929 F. Supp. 1290 (D.N.D. 1996) (challenging FmHA’s denial of farm loan servicing)  Text

In re Tunnissen, 216 B.R. 834 (Bankr. D.S.D. 1996) (shared appreciation agreement)  Text

In re Roso, 76 F.3d 179 (8th Cir. 1996) (dispute over FmHA interest rates) Text

In re Foust, 52 F.3d 766 (8th Cir. 1995) (willfull and malicious conversion of the FmHA’s collateral)  Text


Miller v. Vilsack, No. 2:17-cv-00670-SU, 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 147852 (D. Or. Aug. 6, 2021) (challenge to FSA microloan denial) Text

Avalanche Funding, LLC v. Arif, No. 2:16-cv-02555-TLN-KJN, 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 81543 (E.D. Cal. Apr. 26, 2021) (motion to appoint receiver for ranch land in judicial foreclosure action) Text

In re Key Farms, Inc., No. 19-02949-WLH12, 2020 Bankr. LEXIS 1642 (Bankr. E.D. Wash. June 23, 2020) (confirmation of Chapter 12 debtors’ plan with change to upward adjustment from prime rate of interest) Text

Harmon v. United States Dep’t of Agric., No. 14-35228 (9th Cir. Dec. 22, 2016). (FSA determination of farmer eligibility) Text

Boresek v. US Dep’t of Agric., 109 F. Supp. 3d 1338 (D. Or. 2015). (FSA senior interest; equitable subrogation) Text

In re Kimmes, 528 B.R. 436 (D. Idaho 2015) (insufficient funds fees) Text

Sweeney v.  Inspector General of U.S. Dep’t of Agric., No. 14-mc-00054 LJO GSA (E.D. Cal. Oct. 20, 2014). (USDA may access financial records upon request for operating loan) Text

Silving v. Wells Fargo Bank, NA, No. CV 11-0676-PHX-DGC, 2012 WL 135989 (D. Ariz. Jan. 18, 2012), aff’d sub nom. Silving v. Am.’s Servicing Co., 552 F. App’x 684 (9th Cir. 2014) (foreclosure and trustee sale) Text

Shiplet v. Veneman, 620 F.Supp.2d 1203 (D. Mont. 2009) (failed to prove qualified for credit and similarly situated received credit; ECOA)  Text

Adams v. United States, No. CIV S-04-0979-RRB-CMK, 2009 WL 395192 (E.D. Cal. Feb. 17, 2009) (civil rights violations in lending)

United States v. Pritchett Farms, Inc., No. CV-07-3090-FVS, 2008 WL 4282754 (E.D. Wash. Sept. 17, 2008) (foreclosure of mortgage)

United States v. Anderson, No. C05-1576JLR, 2008 WL 3244148 (W.D. Wash. Aug. 6, 2008) (foreclosure of real estate mortgage)

Foster Poultry Farms, Inc. v. Suntrust Bank, No. 1:04-cv-5513 OWW SMS, 2008 WL 2782835 (E.D. Cal. Jul, 14, 2008) (breach of confidentiality agreement in loan) Text

In re Marble, No. ADV 07-8048, 2008 WL 4545207 (Bankr. D. Idaho Oct. 2, 2008) (FSA breach of operating loan agreement) Text

In re Marble, No. 06-40696-JDP, 2008 WL 2705185 (Bankr. D. Idaho Jul. 1, 2008) (FSA breach of operating loan agreement)

Ball v. Johanns, No. CIV. S-07-1190 LKK/DAD, 2008 WL 269069 (E.D. Cal. Jan. 29, 2008) (suit to recover a guaranteed loss claim paid to the plaintiff)

Shiraishi v. United States, No. 06-00600 EFS-LEK, 2007 WL 2263071 (D. Haw. Aug. 3, 2007) (shared appreciation agreement)

In re Central Valley Processing, Inc., No. KDG-44, 2007 WL 840500 (Bankr. E.D. Cal. Mar. 16, 2007) (bankruptcy and agricultural liens)

United States v. The Unknown Heirs, Devisees, Successors in Interest and Claimants to the estate of Charles W. Steiner, No. CV-05-266-S-BLW, 2007 WL 1381808 (D. Idaho Mar. 8, 2007) (defaulted loan) Text

United States v. Michael C., No. CV-0503150RHW, 2007 WL 445932 (E.D. Wash. Feb. 7, 2007) (submitting fraudulent loan information)

Ash-Will Farms, L.C. v. Leachman Cattle Co., No. CV-05-44-BLG-RFC, 2006 WL 3827453 (D. Mont. Dec. 27, 2006) (shared appreciation agreement)

Renteria v. United States, 452 F.Supp.2d 910 (D. Ariz. 2006) (suit against FSA for negligent loan processing) Text

Fed. Agric. Mortgage Corp. v. It’s a Jungle Out There, Inc., No. C 03-3721 VRW, 2005 WL 3325051 (N.D. Cal. Dec. 7, 2005) (breach of contract claims)

Pauly v. United States Dep’t of Agric, 348 F.3d 1143 (9th Cir. 2003) (shared appreciation agreements)  Text

McBride Cotton & Cattle Corp. v. Veneman, 296 F.Supp.2d 1125 (D. Ariz. 2003) (offset on FSA loans) Text

McBride Cotton & Cattle Corp. v. Veneman, 290 F.3d 973 (9th Cir. 2002) (offset of farm program payments against delinquent FSA loans) Text

Nichols v. Glickman, 156 F. Supp. 2d 1173 (D. Or. 2001) (dispute over the leaseback-buyback process)  Text

Lazy D Diamond Ranch, Inc. v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 4 Fed. Appx. 418 (9th Cir. 2001) (offset of farm program payments against delinquent FSA loans)

McBride Cotton & Cattle Corp. v. Glickman, 99-0824-PHX-ROS, 2000 WL 34227966 (D. Ariz. Sept. 25, 2000) (offset of farm program payments against delinquent FSA loan)

In re Moncur, 98-03213, 1999 WL 33287727 (Bankr. D. Idaho May 27, 1999) (write-down program)

Francis v. United States, Acting through Farm Serv. Agency, 142 F.3d 443 (9th Cir. 1998) (alleged negligence in processing of a loan)

Hilderbrand v. United States, 905 F. Supp. 774 (E.D. Cal. 1995) (challenging FmHA’s denial of debt restructuring)  Text


Mosher v. Herrell (In re Mosher), 833 F. App’x 201 (10th Cir. 2020) (affirming bankruptcy court’s conclusion that debtor did not qualify as a farmer and could not block forcible conversion from Chapter 11 to Chapter 7) Text

In re Holthaus, No. 20-40065, 2020 Bankr. LEXIS 2977 (Bankr. D. Kan. Oct. 22, 2020) (debtors not permitted to sell farmland) Text

Callen Props., LLC v. Callen, No. CIV-19-0601-HE, 2020 WL 4668823 (W.D. Okla. June 12, 2020) (summary judgment for FSA in mortgage cancellation action)

In re Roberts, No. 18-11927-t12, 2020 Bankr. LEXIS 1338 (Bankr. D.N.M. May 19, 2020) (FSA obligated to give subsidy payments to debtors because obligation arose postpetition) Text

In re George Love Farming, LC, No. 10-4076, 2011 WL 880285 (10th Cir. March 15, 2011) (farmer-debtor inappropriately withdrew funds during bankruptcy)

In re Stuart, No. 09-8022-TRC, 2010 WL 3860734 (Bankr. E.D. Okla. Sept. 24, 2010) (rescinded mortgage involving FSA loan)

In re Bryant Manor, LLC, 434 B.R. 629 (Bankr. D. Kan. 2010) (negligent misrepresentation and failure and breach of the duty of god faith and fair dealing) Text

United States v. Bowling, 619 F.3d 1175 (10th Cir. 2010) (conviction for bank fraud; failure to make payments) Text

Kroskob v. USDA, No. 09-1209, 2010 WL 1981013 (10th Cir. May 19, 2010) (restructuring FSA loans) Text

United States v. Bowling, No. 08-6184, 2009 WL 2809418 (10th Cir. Sept. 3, 2009) (conviction for bank fraud; failure to make payments)

In re George Love Farming, LC, 06-20612, 2008 WL 623391 (Bankr. D. Utah Mar. 6, 2008) (subordinating crop liens)

Harts v. Johanns, 433 F.Supp.2d 1251 (D. Kansas 2006) (shared appreciation agreements)  Text

In re Hagedorn, Nos. 02-40505, 02-7033, 2004 WL 2040909 (Bankr. D. Kan. May 20, 2004) (shared appreciation agreements

In re Myers, 362 F.3d 667 (10th Cir. 2004) (setoff of FSA loans) Text

Guarantee State Bank v. Farm Serv. Agency of U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 68 Fed. Appx. 134 (10th Cir. 2003) (lender breached the terms of a guaranteed loan)

In re Pelton, 01-20895, 2001 WL 1739175 (Bankr. D. Wyo. Dec. 7, 2001) (redemption of a foreclosed mortgage)

Gibson v. Glickman, 15 Fed. Appx. 749 (10th Cir. 2001) (FmHA’s denial of loan restructuring)

Shore Ltd. Operating Partn. v. Veneman, 3 Fed. Appx. 924 (10th Cir. 2001) (denial of applications for emergency and operating farm loans)

United States v. McCall, 235 F.3d 1211 (10th Cir. 2000) (foreclosure on loan)   Text

Lewis v. Glickman, 104 F. Supp. 2d 1311 (D. Kan. 2000) (offset government payment against delinquent FSA loan)   Text

In re Buckner, 218 B.R. 137 (B.A.P. 10th Cir. 1998) (seeking set off against debts owed to the FmHA)

United States v. Wells, 96-1028-JTM, 1998 WL 47799 (D. Kan. Jan. 30, 1998) (alleged FmHA’s negligence in failure to obtain loan commitments)

In re Buckner, 211 B.R. 46 (Bankr. D. Kan. 1997) (seeking set off against debts owed to the FmHA)   Text

United States v. Renner, CIV. A. 95-1142, 1996 WL 137834 (D. Kan. Feb. 14, 1996) (foreclosure of a real estate mortgage)


Wynn v. Vilsack, No. 3:21-cv-514-MMH-JRK, 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 117042 (M.D. Fla. June 23, 2021) (challenge to ARPA Section 1005 loan-forgiveness program) Text

Blue Horizon of NWF Inc. v. Joseph D. Senn (In re Senn), Bankr. No. 08-10175-WRS, Adv. No. 08-1087-WRS, 2010 WL 582545 (Bankr. M.D. Ala. Feb. 11, 2010) (no promissory fraud)  Text

Blocker v. Wyatt, No. 609CV052, 2009 WL 2340700 (S.D. Ga. July 27, 2009) (denying appellate stay of foreclosure)  Text

Sanders v. Vilsack, No. 7:08-cv-126(HL), 2009 WL 1370919 (M.D. Ga. May 14, 2009) (discrimination in FSA lending in violation of EOCA)  Text

In re Baggett Bros. Farm, Inc., No. 08-15336, 2009 WL 454923 (11th Cir. Feb. 25, 2009) (farm had not satisfied debt to cooperative)

Robinson v. Schafer, No. 7:07-cv-167 (HL), 2008 WL 1995354 (M.D. Ga. May 6, 2008) (discrimination on farm ownership loans)

Powers v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., No. 5:04-cv-526-Oc-10GRJ, 2006 WL 2735155 (M.D. Fla. Sep. 25, 2006) (denial of a beginning farmer loan)   Text

In re Alexander, 329 B.R. 919 (Bankr. M.D. Ga. 2005) (insurance proceeds during bankruptcy)  Text

Short v. Allstate Credit Bureau, 370 F.Supp.2d 1173 (M.D. Ala. 2005) (FSA requesting a credit report on a spouse without permission)   Text

In re Gordon, 293 B.R. 817 (Bankr. M.D. Ga. 2003) (debtor’s obligations to an agricultural lender were dischargeable)  Text


Hildebrandt v. Vilsack, 102 F. Supp. 3d 318 (D.C. 2015). (USDA racial discrimination; loan refusal) Text

Enter. Nat’l Bank v. Vilsack, 568 F.3d 229 (D.C. Cir. 2009) (reduction in payment of guaranteed loan by USDA warranted)  Text

Williams v. Vilsack, 620 F.Supp.2d 40 (D.D.C. 2009) (claim of discrimination in declining for FSA loan)  Text

Pigford v. Vilsack, 613 F.Supp.2d 78 (D.D.C. 2009) (relatedness of unsuccessful claims to successful claims for EAJA and EOCA attorney’s fees)  Text

Benoit v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 577 F.Supp.2d 12 (D.D.C. 2008) (ECOA claims; lack of subject matter)  Text

Williams v. Johanns, 563 F.Supp.2d 27 (D.D.C. 2008) (denial of a farm loan and a suit under the EOCA)  Text

Williams v. Johanns, 498 F.Supp.2d 113 (D.D.C. 2007) (suit under the Equal Opportunity to Credit Act)   Text

Williams v. Johanns, 235 F.R.D. 116 (D.D.C. 2006) (suit under the Equal Opportunity to Credit Act)

Love v. Johanns, 439 F.3d 723 (D.C. Cir. 2006) (gender discrimination suit against FSA)   Text

LA Fed. Land Bank Ass’n v. Farm Credit Admin., 336 F.3d 1075 (D.C. Cir. 2003) (FCA must post comments on rules)  Text

Shaffer v. Veneman, 325 F.3d 370 (D.C. Cir. 2003) (jurisdiction under the Equal Opportunity to Credit Act)  Text

In re Veneman, 309 F.3d 789 (D.C. Cir. 2002) (discrimination suit against FSA) Text

Garcia v. Veneman, 211 F.R.D. 15 (D.D.C. 2002) (discrimination suit against the FSA)

Keepseagle v. Veneman, CIV.A.9903119EGS1712, 2001 WL 34676944 (D. D.C. Dec. 12, 2001) (race discrimination suit against the USDA)

Cerniglia v. Glickman, 118 F. Supp. 2d 27 (D. D.C. 2000) (denial of application for servicing of FSA’s loans) Text

Pigford v. Glickman, 206 F.3d 1212 (D.C. Cir. 2000) (alleging racial discrimination in violation of the ECOA)  Text

Pigford v. Glickman, 185 F.R.D. 82 (D. D.C. 1999) (alleging racial discrimination in violation of the ECOA)

Indep. Bankers Ass’n of Am. v. Farm Credit Admin., 164 F.3d 661 (D.C. Cir. 1999) (challenging validity of FCA’s regulations)   Text

Pigford v. Glickman, 182 F.R.D. 341 (D. D.C. 1998) (suing USDA for discrimination in handling of discrimination complaints)

Williams v. Glickman, CIV.A. 95-1149 TAF, 1997 WL 198110 (D. D.C. Apr. 15, 1997) (discrimination claim against FmHA)

Williams v. Glickman, 936 F. Supp. 1 (D. D.C. 1996) (discrimination claim against FmHA)  Text


Stovall v. United States, 94 Fed. Cl. 336 (Fed. Cl. 2010) (action by African-American farmer alleging race discrimination claim against FSA)

Sageman v. United States, 82 Fed. Cl. 367 (Fed. Cl. 2008) (suit over threatened foreclosure)

Esch v. United States, 77 Fed. Cl. 582 (Fed. Cl. 2007) (offsetting loan debts with farm program payments)

Stovall v. United States, 71 Fed. Cl. 696 (Fed. Cl. 2006) (discrimination suit against FSA)

Hall v. United States, 69 Fed. Cl. 51 (Fed. Cl. 2005) (jurisdiction over discrimination suit settlement)

Allen v. United States, 2005 WL 6112631 (Fed. Cl. 2005) (farm ownership loan suit against FSA)

Baker v. U.S., 00-754C, 2001 WL 1136011 (Fed. Cl. 2001) (delay in issuing loan guarantee; breach of contract)

Little v. United States, 95-589 C, 2001 WL 280228 (Fed. Cl. Mar. 19, 2001) (FmHA’s alleged breach of lender’s agreement)

Boers v. U.S., 96-509C, 1999 WL 722313 (Fed. Cl. 1999) (offset of DIPP payments against FmHA loans)

Farmers & Merchants Bank of Eatonton, Georgia v. U.S., 97-621C, 1999 WL 72774 (Fed. Cl. 1999) (breach of a loan note guarantee issued by FSA)

First Interstate Bank of Billings v. U.S., 61 F.3d 876 (Fed. Cir. 1995) (action against FmHA to recover on farm loan guaranty)  Text


Blasius v. Comm’r, T.C.M. (CCH) 2005-214 (T.C. 2005) (loan origination fees can be deducted rather than capitalized)  Text


Penney v. Penney, No. 1200086, 2021 Ala. LEXIS 84 (Ala. Aug. 27, 2021) (implied partnership operating poultry-farming business)

Foster v. Hacienda Nirvana, Inc., 32 So.3d 1256 (Ala. 2009) (failure to pay on promissory note; statute of limitations) Text

Flying J Fish Farms v. Peoples Bank of Greensboro, 12 So.3d 1185 (Ala. 2008) (fraudulent concealment and breach of fiduciary claims against debtor’s bank)  Text

SouthTrust Bank v. Bowen, 959 So.2d 624 (Ala. 2006) (compelling arbitration in farm loan case) Text


Agrifund, LLC v. Regions Bank, 602 S.W.3d 726 (Ark. 2020) (intercreditor dispute over lien priority to crop proceeds) Text

Barr v. FPI Ark. LLC, 598 S.W.3d 870 (Ark. Ct. App. 2020) (dismissing appeal from judgment granting enforceable security interests in farm-program and crop-insurance payments) Text

Hitt v. Lyle, 596 S.W.3d 540 (Ark. Ct. App. 2020) (sibling dispute over family farm) Text

Williams v. Liberty Bank, 382 S.W.3d 726, 2011 Ark. App. 220 (Ct. App. 2011) (Bank perfected security interest on debtor’s crop) Text

Combs v. Stewart, 288 S.W.3d 574 (Ark. 2008) (estate responsible for farm debt)  Text

Looney v. Raby, 268 S.W.3d 345 (Ark. Ct. App. 2007) (Farm Mediation Act)   Text

First Nat. Bank of DeWitt v. Cruthis, 203 S.W.3d 88 (Ark. 2005) (breach of contract and conversion)   Text


Premier Farm Credit, PCA v. W-Cattle, LLC, 155 P.3d 504 (Colo. Ct. App. 2006) (foreclosure on loan)   Text

Elrick v. Merrill, 10 P.3d 689 (Colo. App. 2000) (foreclosure of FSA mortgage)  Text


U.S. Dep’t of Agric., Farmers Home Admin. v. Brown, 2006 WL 2442025 (Del. Super. Ct. 2006) (loan foreclosure)


Farm Credit v. Easom Peanut, 718 S.E.2d 590(Ga. Ct. App. 2011) (possession of security interest in crop sales; bank’s interest superior to growers’ interest) Text

Bank of Dawson v. Worth Gin Co., Inc., 671 S.E.2d 279 (Ga. Ct. App. 2008) (knowledge of bank’s security interest)  Text

Johnson v. AgSouth Farm Credit, 600 S.E.2d 664 (Ga. Ct. App. 2004) (surety for farm loan)  Text

Jordan v. Tri County AG, Inc., 546 S.E.2d 528 (Ga. Ct. App. 2001) (action for repayment of a debt)   Text


Shore v. Peterson, 204 P.3d 1114 (Idaho 2009) (accord and satisfaction of a debt)  Text

Riley v. W.R. Holdings, LLC, 138 P.3d 316 (Idaho 2006) (redemption of a foreclosed mortgage)   Text

E. Idaho Agric. Credit Ass’n v. Neibaur, 987 P.2d 314 (Idaho 1999) (foreclosure on mortgages)  Text


McGinley Partners, LLC v. Royalty Props., LLC, 2021 IL App (1st) 200390 (Ill. App. Ct. 2021) (loans associated with sale of farm) Text

In re Estate of LaPlume, 24 N.E.3d 792 (Ill. App. 2.d 2014) (priority of mortgagee’s foreclosure action verse executor’s request for leave to sell property) Text

In re Estate of Funk, 849 N.E.2d 366 (Ill. 2006) (priority of payment of loan after death)  Text


Helena Agri-Enters., LLC v. Jones, 149 N.E.3d 282 (Ind. Ct. App. 2020) (appeal from suit alleging breach of promissory note and credit agreement) Text

Johnson v. Johnson, 920 N.E.2d 253 (Ind. 2010) (renewing line of credit)  Text

Troxel Equipment Co. v. Limberlost Bancshares, 833 N.E.2d 36 (Ind. Ct. App. 2005) (collateral for farm loan was disposed of) Text

Farm Credit Servs. of Mid-America, FLCA v. Tucker, 792 N.E.2d 565 (Ind. Ct. App. 2003) (foreclosure on loan) Text


Sec. Nat’l Bank v. Welte, No. 20-0524, 2021 WL 2453107 (Iowa Ct. App. June 16, 2021 (application of dragnet clause) Text

In re Estate of Bronner v. Bronner, No. 20-0747, 2021 WL 2448353 (Iowa Ct. App. June 16, 2021) (evidence did not support claims for farm maintenance expenses) Text

Compeer Fin. Servs., FLCA v. Braaksma, No. 20-0593, 2021 WL 1400063 (Iowa Ct. App. Apr. 14, 2021) (foreclosure on agricultural land) Text

Erwin v. Erwin, 957 N.W.2d 318 (Iowa Ct. App. 2021) (mortgage on farmland; estate) Text

McBeth v. McBeth, 952 N.W.2d 322 (Iowa Ct. App. 2020) (farm lease and equipment) Text

Citizens State Bank v. Lincoln, 952 N.W.2d 178 (Iowa Ct. App. 2020) (failure to comply with agreement from mandatory farm mediation) Text

RV Cent., Inc. v. Plaats, 949 N.W.2d 434 (Iowa Ct. App. 2020) (corporation should have included crop value in share valuation estimate) Text

Christensen v. Iowa Dep’t of Revenue, 944 N.W.2d 895 (Iowa 2020) (exclusion from income tax) Text

Klinge v. Luana Savings Bank, No. 09-1856, 2010 WL 4140463 (Iowa Ct. App. Oct. 20, 2010) (breach of contract regarding agricultural loan rate)  Text

Rabo AgServices, Inc. v. Dallas Collins Farm P’ship, No. 07-1547, 2009 WL 139496 (Iowa Ct. App. Jan. 22, 2009) (enforcement of guaranty of a loan)  Text

Diaz v. Thompson, 691 N.W.2d 744 (Iowa Ct. App. 2004) (mediation requirement for defaulting farm borrowers) Text

Kamerick v. Marion County State Bank, 2003 WL 23006949 (Table) (Iowa Ct. App. 2003) (homestead exemption and farm operating loans)

Garland v. Branstad, 648 N.W.2d 65 (Iowa 2002) (foreclosure on a farm loan) Text

Kent Feeds, Inc. v. Manthei, 646 N.W.2d 87 (Iowa 2002) (Iowa’s mandatory mediation statute for farm loans) Text


Roenne v. Miller, 475 P.3d 708 (Kan. Ct. App. 2020) (violation of trustee’s fiduciary duties) Text

Sunflower Bank, N.A. v. Kindsvater, 144 P.3d 81 (Table) (Kan. Ct. App. 2006) (release of mortgage covering a farm loan) Text

Bittel v. Farm Credit Services of Cent. Kansas, 962 P.2d 491 (Kan. 1998) (breach of an alleged oral agreement to renew a farm loan)  Text


December Farm Int’l v. December Estate, No. 2019-CA-0983-MR and No. 2019-CA-1057-MR, 2021 WL 1823278 (Ky. Ct. App. May 7, 2021) (interest rates and other issues associated with farm easement) Text

Versailles Farm v. Haynes, No. 2020-CA-0626-MR, 2021 WL 519722 (Ky. Ct. App. Feb. 12, 2021) (security agreement with tobacco farmer did not contain future advances clause) Text

Sam Stathis & Celebrity Farms v. Lexington Selected Yearling Sales Co., No. 2019-CA-00275-MR and No. 2019-CA-000370-MR, 2020 WL 3401184 (Ky. Ct. App. June 19, 2020) (secured interest in horses) Text

Jones v. PBK Bank, 2008 WL 2696232 (Ky. Ct. App. 2008) (release of mortgage securing real estate)   Text


Mabray v. Mabray, No. 52,022-CA, 2021 WL 3523969 (La. Ct. App. Aug. 11, 2021) (dispute over marital assets, including assets associated with farm partnership and operations) Text

Morgan v. Pardue, 206 So.3d 280 (La. Ct. App. Dec. 7, 2016) (Conservation Reserve Program) Text

Hibernia Nat. Bank v. Taylor, 901 So.2d 574 (La. Ct. App. 2005) (foreclosure of loan and release of lien) Text

First South Farm Credit, ACA v. Gailliard Farms, Inc., 880 So. 2d 223 (La. Ct. App. 2004) (personal liability for debt) Text

Fortenberry v. Hibernia Nat. Bank, 852 So.2d 1221 (La. Ct. App. 2003) (oral promise to extend farm loan) Text


Maine Farmers Exch., Inc. v. Farm Credit of Maine, A.C.A., 789 A.2d 85 (Me. 2002) (set off against crop loans)  Text

Fleet Bank of Maine v. Harriman, 721 A.2d 658 (Me. 1998) (seeking to foreclose on loan guaranteed by FmHA)  Text


Joseph & Anita Russell Trust v. Russell, No. 354511, 2021 WL 3116797 (Mich. Ct. App. July 22, 2021) (oral loan agreement in exchange for farm property) Text

Metcalf v. Metcalf (In re Metcalf), No. 354196, No. 354197, 2021 WL 2026214 (Mich. Ct. App. May 20, 2021) (no cattle-farming partnership existed) Text

Farmland Capital Sols., LLC v. Mich. Valley Irrigation Co., No. 352689, 2021 WL 136733 (Mich. Ct. App. Jan. 14, 2021) (farmer’s equipment lease with bank) Text

McMahon v. McMahon, 2007 WL 3274862 (Mich. Ct. App. 2007) (default on an agricultural loan)

Gore v. Flagstar Bank, FSB, 711 N.W.2d 330 (Mich. 2006) (promissory estoppel and farm loans)

Shoaff v. Baldwin, 2005 WL 267796 (Mich. Ct. App. 2005) (default on loan and undersecured mortgage)

Curry v. Citizens Bank, 211104, 2000 WL 33419421 (Mich. Ct. App. May 23, 2000) (loss claim under the loan note guarantee)

Farm Credit Services of Michigan’s Heartland, P.C.A. v. Weldon, 591 N.W.2d 438 (Mich. App. 1998) (foreclosure of mortgage; motion to recover collateral) Text


Lighthouse Mgmt. v. Oberg Family Farms, No. A20-1303, 2021 WL 3852279 (Minn. Ct. App. Aug. 30, 2021) (lien holders and assignment-for-the-benefit-of-creditors sale)

Farmers Mill & Elevator v. Kohout, No. A20-1432, 2021 WL 2070534 (Minn. Ct. App. May 24, 2021) (priority dispute over competing liens on crops) Text

Walker v. Walker, No. A20-0675, 2021 WL 955947 (Minn. Ct. App. Mar. 15, 2021) (promise to convey farmland in exchange for waiver of debt owed for farm work) Text

In re Amy Jo Yurek, No. A20-0330, 2021 WL 855893 (Minn. Ct. App. Mar. 8 2021) (homestead farm as partial marital asset and placement of marital lien) Text

Moe v. Perham Stockyards, No. A20-0294, 2020 WL 7133878 (Minn. Ct. App. Dec. 7, 2020) (litigation related to forced liquidation of farming operation assets after defaulting on loan) Text

Schires v. Schires, No. A19-1471, 2020 WL 3956266 (Minn. Ct. App. July 13, 2020) (farming income and spousal-maintenance obligation) Text

CHS Cap., LLC v. Lena Farms P’ship LLC, No. A19-1662, 2020 WL 3638806 (Minn. Ct. App. July 6, 2020) (security interest in crops) Text

Rabbe v. Farmers State Bank of Trimont, No. A19-1353, 2020 Minn. App. Unpub. LEXIS 394 (Minn. Ct. App. May 11, 2020) (farmer-lender dispute) Text

Midcountry Bank v. Anderson, No. A13-0925 (Minn. Ct. App. Dec. 23, 2013) (qualified lenders) Text

Gerlach v. Kurowski, No. A09-1839, 2010 WL 3000177 (Minn. Ct. App. Aug. 3, 2010) (meaning of term “feed bill” in mortgage agreement)  Text

Minnwest Bank M.V. v. Molenaar, No. 108-1875, 2009 WL 3172164 (Minn. Ct. App. Oct. 6, 2009) (obtaining repayment of an unsecured loan through property)  Text

Overman v. Minnwest Bank South, 2008 WL 2574461 (Minn. Ct. App. 2008) (failure of a mortgage secured by the homestead)  Text

Wieneke v. United Prairie Bank, 2007 WL 2107491 (Minn. Ct. App. 2007) (default on a farm loan) Text

Agcountry Farm Credit Servs., FLCA v. Oelke, 2005 WL 1950153 (Minn. Ct. App. 2005) (enforcement of a guarantee) Text

American State Bank of Olivia v. Ladwig & Ladwig, Inc., 646 N.W.2d 241 (Minn. Ct. App. 2002) (foreclosure on collateral) Text


Ruff v. Estate of Ruff, 989 So.2d 366 (Miss. 2008) (denial of temporary injunction to prevent foreclosure)  Text


Equity Fin. Res., Inc. v. Overman, 619 S.W.3d 538 (Mo. Ct. App. 2021) (breach of contract, farm loans) Text

Meadowfresh Sols. USA, LLC v. Maple Grove Farms, LLC, 606 S.W.3d 193 (Mo. Ct. App. 2020) (status as partial secured creditor of farm operation) Text

Chapman v. New Mac Elec. Coop., Inc., 260 S.W.3d 890 (Mo. Ct. App. 2008) (stray voltage)  Text


Jackpot Farms, Inc. v. Johns Farms, Inc., 477 P.3d 320 (Mont. 2020) (action for dissolution of farm partnership) Text

Baltrusch v. Baltrusch, 190 P.3d 1034 (Mont. 2008) (failed partnership assigning debts and assets to the individuals)  Text

Stockman Bank of Montana v. Mon-Kota, Inc., 180 P.3d 1125 (Mont. 2008) (priority of liens) Text

AgAmerica, FCB v. Robson, 901 P.2d 100 (Mont. 1995) (failure to restructure a distressed farm loan)  Text


Clason v. Producers Livestock Credit Corp., 957 N.W.2d 877 (Neb. 2021) (loan to finance cattle operation) Text

Mogensen Bros. Land & Cattle Co. v. Mogensen, 952 N.W.2d 688 (Neb. Ct. App. 2020) (dissolution of partnership and accounting of profits and expenses) Text

Mansfield v. Federal Land Bank of Omaha, No. 4: 14CV3232 (D. Neb. Jan. 25, 2016) (Interpretation of Nebraska’s dominant mineral statute) Text

First Nat. Bank of Osceola v. Gabel, 2003 WL 21146098 (Neb. Ct. App. 2003) (foreclosure on mortgage)

Petersen v. Farm Credit Services of the Midlands, A-98-514, 1999 WL 703623 (Neb. Ct. App. Sept. 7, 1999) (default on an agricultural loan)


Sears v. First Pioneer Farm Credit, 46 A.D.3d 1282, 2007 WL 4531159 (N.Y. App. Div. 2007) (suit against the guaranteed lender for fraud, negligence, and breach of several other federal duties)   Text

HSBC Bank USA v. Merrill, 37 A.D.3d 899, 830 N.Y.S.2d 598 (N.Y. App. Div. 2007) (foreclosure of FSA guaranteed loans)   Text

United States v. Lyons, 292 A.D.2d 683 (N.Y. App. Div. 2002) (foreclosure on loan)   Text


McDougall v. AgCountry Farm Credit Servs., 960 N.W.2d 792 (N.D. 2021) (unjust enrichment claim against lender) Text

Horob v. Farm Credit Servs. of N.D., 777 N.W.2d 611 (N.D. 2010) (no wrongful refusal to release lien) Text

Stockman Bank of Mont. v. AGSCO, Inc., 728 N.W.2d 142 (N.D. 2007) (priority of ag liens) Text

Stockman Bank of Mont. v. AGSCO, Inc., 727 N.W.2d 742 (N.D. 2007) (priority of ag liens) Text

First State Bank v. Moen Enterprises, 529 N.W.2d 887 (N.D. 1995) (foreclose on mortgages and security interests)  Text


Thompson Farms, Inc. v. Estate of Thompson, No. 20 CO 0014, 2021 WL 2879372 (Ohio Ct. App. June 25, 2021) (trial court erred by awarding prejudgment interest prior to claim being due and payable) Text

Ohio Farm Bureau Fed’n, Inc. v. Amos, 2004 WL 2003087 (Ohio Ct. App. 2004) (foreclosure on peat farming loans) Text

United States v. Childers, 789 N.E.2d 691 (Ohio Ct. App. May 8, 2003) (proper procedure to request a moratorium) Text

Farm Credit Services of Mid-Am. v. Runyan, 98CA28, 1999 WL 335124 (Ohio Ct. App. May 28, 1999) (foreclosure on loan)


Farm Credit Servs. of Am., Inc. v. Wilson, No. 107471, 2010 WL 5791563 (Ok. Ct. App. Sept. 29, 2010) (buyers of planter took planter subject to creditor’s security interest) Text

Keota Mills & Elevator v. Gamble, — P.3d —, 2010 OK 12 (Okla. 2010) (action on promissory note barred by statute of limitations) Text

Christian v. First Capital Bank, 147 P.3d 908 (Okla. Civ. App. 2006) (unjust enrichment with guaranteed loans)   Text


Smith Angus Ranch, Inc. v. Hurst, 962 N.W.2d 626 (S.D. 2021) (allegations of breach of fiduciary duty and self-dealing related to ranching corporation) Text

Hanna v. Landsman, 945 N.W.2d 534 (S.D. 2020) (breach of contract and debt restructuring) Text

Trask v. Meade Cnty. Comm’n, 943 N.W.2d 493 (S.D. 2019) (challenge to valuation of agricultural land) Text

Dykstra v. Page Holding Co., 766 N.W.2d 491 (S.D. 2009) (bank did not breach fiduciary duty or interfere with business relationship when ended banking relationship)  Text

Fin-Ag, Inc. v. Cimpl’s, Inc., 754 N.W.2d 1 (S.D. 2008) (conversion of security interest in cattle)  Text

Fin-Ag, Inc. v. Pipestone Livestock Auction Market, Inc., 745 N.W.2d 29 (S.D. 2008) (conversion of a security interest by an auction barn)

Farm Credit Servs. of Am. v. Dougan, 704 N.W.2d 24 (S.D. 2005) (foreclosure on loan) Text

Consol. Nutrition, L.C. v. IBP, Inc., 669 N.W.2d 126 (S.D. 2003) (right to setoff)  Text


Terra XXI, Ltd. v. Harmon, 279 S.W.3d 781 (Tex. App. 2007) (suit against trustee in foreclosure action)   Text

Mitchell v. Fort Davis State Bank, 243 S.W.3d 117 (Tex. App. 2007) (property owners were barred by res judicata from raising a claim challenging the validity of the bank’s lien) Text

Ortega v. City Nat’l Bank, 97 S.W.3d 765 (Tex. App. 2003) (enforcing participation in federal loan guarantee program)  Text

Scott v. Commercial Servs. of Perry, Inc., 121 S.W.3d 26 (Tex. App. 2003) (fraudulent guaranteed loan)   Text

Ford v. City State Bank of Palacios, 44 S.W.3d 121 (Tex. App. 2001) (lender liability claim relating to agricultural loans)  Text


Cook Martin Poulson PC v. Smith, No. 20190412-CA, 2021 WL 2389850 (Utah Ct. App. June 10, 2021) (reversal of contempt order against debtor) Text

Lewiston State Bank v. Greenline Equip., L.L.C., 147 P.3d 951 (Utah Ct. App. 2006) (refinancing loans on farm equipment secured with a PMSI) Text


State v. Koch, 617 N.W.2d 907 (Wis. App. 2000) (alleged fraud in obtaining FSA loans)


Christensen v. Oedekoven, 888 P.2d 228 (Wyo. 1995) (redemption of a foreclosed mortgage)  Text