Case Law Index Secured Transactions

January 1, 1995 – September 4, 2020


This index provides a comprehensive though not necessarily exhaustive compilation of reported and unreported federal and state court decisions involving Secured Transactions that were decided between the dates listed above. The index will be regularly updated to reflect new judicial developments. 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.


Wheeling & Lake Erie Ry. Co. v. Keach, 606 B.R. 1 (D. Me. 2019), aff’d sub nom. In re Montreal, Maine & Atl. Ry., Ltd., 956 F.3d 1 (1st Cir. 2020) (secured creditor not entitled to protection for failing to establish collateral had any value) Text

In re Coop de Consumidores del Noroeste, 464 B.R. 525 (Bankr. D.P.R. 2012) (livestock and poultry seller did not have PASA trust which excluded trust assets from debtor’s estate) Text

In re Montagne, 431 B.R. 94 (Bankr. D. Vt. May 24, 2010) (adversary proceeding by agricultural supplier to recover feed and other products supplied on credit)   Text

United States v. Arnold, 366 F.Supp.2d 191 (D. Me. 2005) (foreclosure on mortgages and security agreements)   Text


In re Liddle, 613 B.R. 186 (S.D.N.Y. 2020) (debtor could use cash collateral because escrow agent’s possession did not perfect creditor’s security interest) Text 

Bourdeau Bros., Inc. v. Montagne (In re Montagne), Bankr. No. 08-10916, Adv. No. 08-1024, 2010 WL 538216 (Bankr. D. Vt. 2010) (challenges to promissory note) Text 

In re Montagne, Bankr. No. 08-10916, Adv. No. 08-1024, 2009 WL 5195769 (Bankr. D. Vt. Dec. 21, 2009) (enforcement of promissory note; statute of frauds) Text

In re Montagne, 418 B.R. 809 (Bankr. D. Vt. 2009) (conversion of collateral)   Text

In re Montagne, 417 B.R. 232 (Bankr. D. Vt. 2009) (not entitled fraudulent transfer judgement)    Text

In re Montagne, 413 B.R. 148 (Bankr. D. Vt. 2009) (conversion in accepting proceeds from sale of collateral)   Text

In re Montagne, 417 B.R. 214 (Bankr. D. Vt. 2009) (priority of perfected security interests)   Text

In re Montagne, 409 B.R. 685 (Bankr. D. Vt. 2009) (validity of security interest) Text

In re Perosio, 364 B.R. 868 (N.D.N.Y. 2006) (filing of lis pendens and transfer of mortgages under Chapter 12)   Text

In re R.F. Cunningham & Co., Inc., 355 B.R. 408 (Bankr. E.D.N.Y. 2006) (statutory lien encumbering agricultural commodity assets)    Text

D.M Rothman & Co. v. Korea Commercial Bank of New York, 411 F.3d 90 (2d Cir. 2005) (PACA trust doesn’t extend to deposit account overdrafts created by the trustee) Text

In re Clayson, 341 B.R. 137 (Bankr. W.D.N.Y. 2006) (perfection of lien; preferential payment)    Text

Zink v. Vanmiddlesworth, 300 B.R. 394 (N.D.N.Y. 2003) (adequate protection of a purchase money security interest in cattle)   Text


In re GVM, Inc., 605 B.R. 315 (Bankr. M.D. Pa. 2019) (debtors’ use of cash collateral adequately protected creditor’s interest in collateral) Text

In re Olayer, 577 B.R. 464 (Bankr. W.D.  Pa. Nov. 22, 2017) (pursuit of foreclosure by FSA)  Text

In re Tam of Allegheny LLC, 575 B.R. 131 (Bankr. W.D. Pa. 2017) (creditor’s security interest unenforceable for failing to only file fixture filing and not financing statement) Text

Premier Pork, LLC v. Westin Packaged Meats, Inc., No. 10-1807, 2011 WL 152506 (3rd Cir. Jan 19, 2011) (buyer of company’s assets not liable for company’s debts) Text

United States v. Olayer, No. 08-4581, 2009 WL 1452040 (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


In re Essex Constr., LLC, 591 B.R. 630 (Bankr. D. Md. 2018) (security interest that was prior on petition date continued to have priority after lapse of financing statement) Text

United States v. Giddens, No. 7:16-CV-7-FL, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 113070 (E.D.N.C. Jul. 9, 2018) (family farm liable for payment on defaulted farm loans) Text

United States v. Myers, No. 4:15-cv-04024-BHH, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 14094 (D. S.C. Jan. 31, 2017) (security agreement failed to attach) Text

US v. Harvey Fertilizer & Gas Co., No. 4: 11-CV-137-BO (D.N.C. Mar. 11, 2013) (liquidation sale proceeds dispute) Text

In re Delta-T Corp., 475 B.R. 495 (Bankr. E.D. Va. 2012) (state UCC analysis) Text


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

Dean v. Hall, No. 3:02CV728, 2003 WL 21650145 (E.D. Va. Feb. 25, 2003) (priority of competing claims for agricultural commodities)

Bryant v. Sec’y, U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 227 B.R. 89 (W.D. Va. 1998) (FSA’s denial to service farm loan; priority of liens)   Text

In re Bryant, 235 B.R. 581 (W.D. Va. 1998) (whether a lien included certain cattle purchased by debtors)    Text


In re First River Energy, LLC, 615 B.R. 796 (Bankr. W.D. Tex. 2020) (oil producers’ warranty that title to oil sold to debtor was free of liens did not constitute waiver of statutory lien rights) Text

F & M Mafco, Inc. v. Ocean Marine Contractors, LLC, 434 F. Supp. 3d 428 (E.D. La. 2020) (doctrine of accord and satisfaction does not estop creditor from seeking to enforce its security interest) Text

Fishback Nursery, Inc. v. PNC Bank, Nat’l Ass’n, 920 F.3d 932 (5th Cir. 2019) (ag lien perfection and priority governed by law of jurisdiction where farm products located) Text

Franklin State Bank & Trust Co. v. Crop Prod. Servs., No. 16-1150, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 111379 (W.D. La. Jul. 3, 2018) (crop proceeds erroneously paid under inter-creditor agreement can be returned if plaintiff meets its burden) Text

Guaranty Bank & Trust Co. v. AGREX, INC., 820 F.3d 790 (5th Cir. 2016) (lender had a PMSI in borrower’s crops) Text

In re Moore, No. 11-11850-DWH, 2012 WL 6614376 (Bankr. N.D. Miss. Dec. 19, 2012)(confirmation of plan) Text

LOL Fin. Co. v. Easy Money Catfish Co., 842 F.Supp.2d 1019 (N.D. Miss. Feb. 2, 2012) (lender bid full amount of loan at foreclosure sale) Text

LOL Fin. Co. v. Easy Money Catfish Co., No. 4:09cv23-MS, 2009 WL 3297046 (N.D. Miss. Oct. 9, 2009) (action to recover deficiency owed after secured property appraised)

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

In re Heigle, No. 07-02012-NPO, 2008 WL 5600708 (Bankr. S.D. Miss. Dec. 23, 2008) (priority of liens)   Text

United States v. Oliver, No. 08:30305, 2009 WL 106508 (5th Cir. Jan. 16, 2009) (statute of limitations; failure to foreclose in proper time) Text

Peoples Bank v. Bryan Bros. Cattle Co., 504 F.3d 549 (5th Cir. 2007) (validity of financing statement; property sold subject to security interest)   Text

Rabo Agrifinance, Inc. v. Terra XXI Ltd., No. 2:06-CV-153-J, 2007 WL 2446278 (N.D. Tex. Aug. 29, 2007) (foreclosure of security interest)

Lone Star Milk Producers, Inc. v. Litzler, 370 B.R. 671 (Bankr. N.D. Tex. 2007) (statutory trusts for dairy cooperatives)   Text

Regions Bank v. Mills, No. 06-0565, 2006 WL 2193202 (W.D. La. Aug. 01, 2006) (security interest in post-petition farm subsidy payments) Text

In re Spears, 352 B.R. 83 (Bankr. N.D. Tex. 2006) (assignment of rents clause as an absolute security agreement)   Text

Bryan Bros. Cattle Co. v. Glenbrook Cattle Co., LLC, No. 2:4CV139SAA, 2006 WL 1233069 (N.D. Miss. May 01, 2006) (effective financing statements) Text

Bryan Bros. Cattle Co. v. Glenbrook Cattle Co., LLC, No. 2:4CV139SAA, 2005 WL 2250832 (N.D. Miss. Sept. 15, 2005) (effective financing statements) Text

Seward v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 229 F.Supp.2d 557 (S.D. Miss. 2002) (setoff by Department of Ag for past due loan)   Text

United States v. Nored, 4:00CV263-D-B, 2001 WL 34088503 (N.D. Miss. Oct. 24, 2001) (conversion of collateral)

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

In re Duvall, 218 B.R. 1008 (Bankr. W.D. Tex. 1998) (debtor’s lien avoidance rights)   Text

In re Rees, 216 B.R. 551 (Bankr. N.D. Tex. 1998) (prohibition against liens on policy proceeds)    Text

In re Pitcock, 208 B.R. 862 (Bankr. N.D. Tex. 1997) (validity and priority of lien)   Text

In re McCloy, 206 B.R. 428 (Bankr. N.D. Tex. 1997) (validity and priority of liens)   Text

In re White, 203 B.R. 613 (Bankr. N.D. Tex. 1996) (motion to avoid bank’s lien on debtor’s farm equipment)    Text

In re Barr, 180 B.R. 156 (Bankr. N.D. Tex. 1995) (utility deposit is classified as money, not as a general intangible)   Text

First Bank v. E. Livestock Co., 886 F. Supp. 1328 (S.D. Miss. 1995) (conversion of collateral)   Text


Lattanzio v. Brunacini, No. 5:16-171-DCR, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 35944 (E.D. Ky. Mar. 6, 2018) (lien invalidated for untimely filing) Text

In Re Wheeler, No. 16-50392, 580 B.R. 719, (Bankr. W.D. Ky. Dec. 22, 2017) (accidentally filed termination statement eliminates creditor’s security interest) Text

In re Purdy, 763 F.3d 513 (6th Cir. 2014) (cattle lease) Text

1st Source Bank v. Wilson Bank & Trust, 735 F.3d 500 (6th Cir. 2013). (question of first impression; lender’s purchase-money security interest in equipment for commercial purposes) Text

In re Marklin, 429 B.R. 880 (Bankr. W.D. Ky. 2010) (discharge denied because of malicious conduct in crop security agreement)   Text

In re Williams, 408 B.R. 709 (Bankr. W.D. Tenn. 2009) (security interest in crops)   Text

Pivnick v. White, Getkey, & Meyer Co., 552 F.3d 479 (6th Cir. 2009) (commercial reasonableness of notice of disposition of collateral)   Text

In re Hollingshead, 286 B.R. 622 (B.A.P. 6th Cir. 2002) (state ag department lien)   Text

In re Parks Planting Co., Nos. Civ. 01-1298, 00-12467-GHB, 01-5048, 2002 WL 1397250, (W.D. Tenn. June 5, 2002) (priority dispute over crops and crop proceeds)

Mid-Ohio Chem. Co., Inc. v. Petry, 140 F. Supp. 2d 828 (S.D. Ohio 2000) (conversion of proceeds)    Text

In re Crump, 247 B.R. 1 (Bankr. W.D. Ky. 2000) (adversary proceeding to except debt from discharge)   Text

In re Ross, 231 B.R. 635 (Bankr. S.D. Ohio 1999) (improper conduct in selling equipment subject to security interest)   Text

In re Kolberg, 199 B.R. 929 (W.D. Mich. 1996) (debtors’ malfeasance exempted creditor from the stay)    Text

Farm Credit Serv. of Mid Am. v. Rudy, Inc., C-3-93-271, 1995 WL 1622801 (S.D. Ohio Mar. 8, 1995) (failure to provide the proper notice of security interest)


CHS Capital, LLC v. Hellenbrand Farms, LLC, 420 F. Supp. 3d 872 (W.D. Wis. 2019) (failure to foreclose on agricultural lien within six months of date of last charge for services did not render lien void) Text

In re Voboril, No. 16-23237, 568 B.R. 797 (Bankr. E.D. Wisc. Mar. 17, 2017) (bank’s security interest avoidable and promissory note not perfected) Text

In re Heft, (2017 WL 633318) (Bankr. C.D. Ill. Feb. 16, 2017) (Proceeds from sale of farm equipment may not be used for payment to secured creditor) Text

EBC Asset Investment, Inc. v. Sullivan Auctioneers, LLC, No. 13-1378 (C.D. Ill. Feb. 21, 2014) (state statute of limitations on personal property) Text

In re Duckworth, 776 F.3d 453 (7th Cir. 2014) (reformation of instruments) 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

In re Phillips, No. 05-87521, 2007 WL 4179845 (Bankr. C.D. Ill. Nov. 20, 2007) (trading-in collateral has no effect on security interest)

In re Phillips, Bankr. No. 05-87521, 2007 WL 2122405 (Bankr. C.D. Ill. July 20, 2007) (validity of financing statements when debtors incorporate)

In re Bennett, 293 B.R. 760 (Bankr. C.D. Ill. 2003) (intent to harm lender with security interest)   Text

In re Grabowski, 277 B.R. 388, 392 (Bankr. S.D. Ill. 2002) (description of collateral)   Text

In re Batterton, 00-80181, 2001 WL 34076431 (Bankr. C.D. Ill. Apr. 5, 2001) (effect of subordination agreement on the priority of security interests)

In re Easley, 00-60481, 2001 WL 34059289 (Bankr. S.D. Ill. Feb. 28, 2001) (conversion of secured collateral)

In re Rochkes, 98-74154, 2000 WL 33963087 (Bankr. C.D. Ill. Nov. 27, 2000) (perfected security interest in debtors’ farm equipment)

In re Hennings Feed & Crop Care, Inc., 99-72801, 2000 WL 33961302 (Bankr. C.D. Ill. Oct. 16, 2000) (determining validity, priority and extent of liens)

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 interest 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 Buesinger, 99-71578, 2000 WL 33960803 (Bankr. C.D. Ill. Mar. 17, 2000) (security interest in grain proceeds)

In re Marshall, 239 B.R. 193 (Bankr. S.D. Ill. 1999) (whether the debtors may avoid the landlord’s liens)   Text

Matter of Porter, 202 B.R. 109 (N.D. Ind. 1996) (extent, validity and priority of alleged security interest)   Text

In re Ehlen, 202 B.R. 742 (Bankr. W.D. Wis. 1996) (debtor’s lien avoidance rights)   Text

In re Kevin W. Emerick Farms, Inc., 201 B.R. 790 (Bankr. C.D. Ill. 1996) (description of collateral)   Text

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

In re Kevin W. Emerick Farms, Inc., 187 B.R. 277 (Bankr. C.D. Ill. 1995) (priority of liens on debtors’ crop proceeds)   Text

In re Parrish, 186 B.R. 246 (Bankr. W.D. Wis. 1995) (motion to avoid bank’s lien on tractors)   Text


In re Jonesboro Tractor Sales, Inc., No. 3:20-BK-11561J, 2020 WL 4248718 (Bankr. E.D. Ark. July 22, 2020) (court found dealership agreement to not be a contract to make a loan or extend financing) Text

In re Rancher’s Legacy Meat Co., 616 B.R. 532 (Bankr. D. Minn. 2020) (filing continuation statement insufficient to re-perfect security interest that had lapsed)

Agrifund, LLC v. Heartland Co-op, 436 F. Supp. 3d 1230 (S.D. Iowa 2020) (co-op had constructive notice that farmers’ check was funded by crop sale proceeds in which creditor had security interest)

In re Kurtz, 604 B.R. 549 (Bankr. D. Neb. 2019) (debtor’s false statements regarding a crop already sold prevented discharge of debt) Text

In re McDougall, No. 17-6028 (8th Cir. Jul. 9, 2018) (bankruptcy did not have proper jurisdiction; remand to dismiss claim regarding the Ag supply dealer’s lien) Text

In re Schantz, No. 16-0400, 2017 Bankr. LEXIS 2207 (Bankr. N.D. Iowa Aug. 7, 2017) (marshalling of assets inapplicable when doing so would impact exempt asset) Text

In re McDougall, No. 16-30542, 572 B.R. 239, (Bankr. D. N.D. May 31, 2017) (Ag supply dealer’s lien is superior if filed timely and debtor named correctly) Text

In re Leonard, No. 16-6029 (B.A.P. 8th Cir. Feb. 24, 2017). (noncompliance with livestock bill of sale did prevent transfer of title; passage of title controlled by UCC) Text

In re Schley, No. 10-03252, 565 B.R. 655 (Bankr. N.D. Iowa Jan. 13, 2017) (ag supply dealer lien applies to full amount of feed supplied and fully attached to animals consuming it) Text

Bayer CropScience v. Stearns Bank Nat. Ass’n, 837 F.3d 911 (8th Cir. 2016) (bank’s foreclosure on collateral did not discharge its security interests) Text

In re Sandpoint Cattle Co., L.L.C., Bankr. No. 13-40219 (Bankr. D. Neb. July 28, 2016) (Debtor entitled to lost market value of herd due to law firm’s malpractice)  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

Farm Credit Services of America v. Cargill, Inc., 750 F.3d 965 (8th Cir. 2014) (offset rights in replevin action) Text

In re Big Sky Farms Inc. Ex Rel. Ernst & Young, Inc.., 512 B.R. 212 (Bankr. N.D. Iowa 2014) (state lien statute application timeframe) Text

Land O’Lakes Purina Feed LLC v. Jaeger, 976 F. Supp. 2d 1073 (S.D. Iowa 2013) (pigs considered goods within meaning of Minnesota UCC) Text

In re Fischer, No. BR08-40125-TJM, 2013 WL 3306199, (Bankr. D. Neb. July 1, 2013)(motion for contempt and violation of automatic stay) Text

Mayer v. Countrywide Home Loans, No. 10-1702, 647 F.3d 789 (8th Cir. 2011) (grant of summary judgment affirmed, property ineligible for the Farm-Lender Mediation Act)

Nicollet Cattle Co. v. United Food Group, No. 08-5899 (JRT/FLN), 2010 WL 3546784 (D. Minn. Sept. 7, 2010) (wrongful cancellation of 148 contracts to sell beef and lamb products)

In re Crooked Creek Corp., 427 B.R. 500 (Bankr. N.D. Iowa 2010) (priority of an ag supply dealer’s lien)   Text

Mayer v. Countrywide Home Loans, No. 08-CV-1071 (JMR-RLE) (D. Minn. Feb. 18, 2010) (qualifications to be a farm subject to Farm-Lender Mediation Act) Text

S. Bancorp Bank, N.A. v. Bayer CropScience LP, No. 2:09CV00136 JLH, 2009 WL 3837396 (E.D. Ark. Nov. 17, 2009) (security interest in rebate checks) Text

Fin-Ag, Inc. v. NAU Country Ins. Co., No. Civ. 08-4141-KES, 2009 WL 1850334 (D.S.D June 26, 2009) (insurance policy clause was standard mortgage clause conveying independent separate rights to mortgagee)

In re Alvo Grain & Feed, Inc., NosBK08-80876-TLS, A08-8029-TLS, 2009 WL 1609385 (Bankr. D. Neb. Nov. 20, 2009) (seriously misleading financing statement) 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

In re Tri-State Ethanol Co., No. 03-10194, 2009 WL 1079776 (Bankr. D. S.D. Apr. 21, 2009) (determination of secured claims)

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

Mayer v. Countrywide Home Loans, No. 08-CV-1071 (JMR/RLE), 2008 WL 4527800 (D. Minn. Sept. 29, 2008) (foreclosure of farm property) Text

Border State Bank, N.A. v. AgCountry Farm Credit Serv., 535 F.3d 779 (8th Cir. 2008) (no improper retention of sale proceeds; bank not entitled to accounting)   Text

In re Damrow Cattle Co., Inc., No. 01-80266, 2008 WL 1775205 (Bankr. D. Neb. Apr. 15, 2008) (lien priority) Text

In re Zych, 379 B.R. 857 (Bankr. D. Minn. 2007) (commercial tort claims)   Text

Border State Bank, N.A. v. AgCountry Farm Credit Serv., FLCA, No. 06-2611 (JNE/RLE), 2007 WL 2320538 (D. Minn. Aug. 10, 2007) (existence of security interest)

In re W. Iowa Limestone, Inc., 375 B.R. 518 (B.A.P. 8th Cir. 2007) (constructive possession for priority purposes)   Text

United States v. Neff, No. 4:05-CV-128, 2007 WL 776532 (D.N.D. March 12, 2007) (failure to cross-collateralize mortgages)

In re Curtis, 363 B.R. 572 (Bankr. E.D. Ark. 2007) (attachment and perfection of a security interest)   Text

In re Bates, Bankr. No. 05-07616, 2007 WL 473732 (Bankr. S.D. Iowa Feb. 01, 2007) (disposition of collateral crop)

Velde v. Reinhardt, 366 B.R. 894 (D. Minn. 2007) (contemporaneous exchange for new value and third party release of a security interest)    Text

In re Hintzman, No. 05-61378, 2007 WL 80964 (Bankr.D.Minn. Jan. 08, 2007) (liens on tools of the trade)

Bank of Bentonville v. Wacross, Inc., No. 01-5130-CV-SW-SWH, 2006 WL 2850566 (W.D. Mo. Sept. 29, 2006) (security agreements and where they are enforceable)

United States v. Schwandt Bros., No. CIV 04-3022, 2006 WL 2171060 (D.S.D. July 28, 2006) (security interest in chattels) Text

In re Vaske, 339 B.R. 489 (Bankr. N.D. Iowa 2006) (lien priority and avoidance)    Text

U.S. v. Miller, 395 F.Supp.2d 875 (D.N.D. 2005) (proceeds from secured goods)    Text

MidWestOne Bank & Trust v. Commercial Fed. Bank, 331 B.R. 802 (S.D. Iowa 2005) (security interest in cattle at a feedlot)    Text

In re Rogers Hog Farms Co., Inc., No. BK02-43097, 2005 WL 3199673 (Bankr. D. Neb. Aug. 26, 2005) (priority of liens on crop proceeds)

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

In re Aspen Dairy, No. BK04-41304, 2005 WL 2547111 (Bankr. D. Neb. Feb. 14, 2005) (pre-petition security agreement and post-petition proceeds) Text

In re Buehne Farms, Inc., 321 B.R. 239 (Bankr. S.D. Ill. 2005) (nature of lease agreement)   Text

In re Thompson, 315 B.R. 94 (Bankr. W.D. Mo. 2004) (selling the collateral of a security agreement)    Text

In re Gaylord Grain LLC, 306 B.R. 624, (B.A.P. 8th Cir. 2004) (avoidance of lien)   Text

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

In re Stevens, 307 B.R. 124 (Bankr. E.D. Ark.2004) (unperfected security interest)    Text

In re Damrow Cattle Co., Inc., 300 B.R. 479 (Bankr. D. Neb. 2003) (attachment and perfection of security interests in cattle)    Text

In re Michels, 301 B.R. 9 (Bankr. N.D. Iowa 2003) (security interest in livestock herd)    Text

In re Toombs, No. 3:01-BK-30784M, 2002 WL 32115829 (Bankr. E.D. Ark. Sept. 25, 2002) (security interest in farm subsidy payments) Text

FarmPro Servs., Inc. v. Brown, 276 B.R. 620 (D.N.D. 2002) (security interest in post-petition crop insurance payments)    Text

In re Masters, 273 B.R. 773 (Bankr. E.D. Ark. 2002) (perfected security interest retained)   Text

In re Davis, 274 B.R. 825 (Bankr. W.D. Ark. 2002) (creditor unperfected)   Text

In re McAllister, 267 B.R. 614 (Bankr. N.D. Iowa 2001) (motion for determination of secured status and relative priority of liens)   Text

In re Vote, 99-31487, 2001 WL 1891451 (Bankr. D. N.D. Feb. 15, 2001) (seeking a determination that the security interest is unperfected)

In re Siemers, 249 B.R. 205 (Bankr. D. Neb. 2000) (adversary proceeding to avoid security interest in crop)   Text

Ag Acceptance Corp. v. Nelson, 103 F. Supp. 2d 1129 (D. Minn. 2000) (enforcing security interest in agricultural program payments)   Text

AG Services of Am., Inc. v. United Grain, Inc., 75 F. Supp. 2d 1037 (D. Neb. 1999) (conversion of collateral)   Text

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

In re Endicott, 239 B.R. 529 (Bankr. E.D. Ark. 1999) (motion for relief from stay to liquidate security)   Text

In re Lesmeister, 99-30245, 1999 WL 1567729 (Bankr. D. N.D. July 12, 1999) (perfected security interest in harvested farm products)

In re Barger, 233 B.R. 80 (B.A.P. 8th Cir. 1999) (conversion of collateral)   Text

In re Bernstein, 230 B.R. 144 (Bankr. D. N.D. 1999) (priority of liens)    Text

In re Utke, 90-05476, 1998 WL 1239795 (Bankr. D. N.D. Nov. 19, 1998) (seeking to avoid liens on farm property)

In re Alvstad, 223 B.R. 733 (Bankr. D. N.D. 1998) (right of setoff)   Text

In re Wehri, 212 B.R. 963 (Bankr. D. N.D. 1997) (conversion of collateral)    Text

In re Holthaus, 96-61345KW, 1996 WL 944156 (Bankr. N.D. Iowa Dec. 10, 1996) (priority of creditor claims against the crop proceeds)

In re Carter, 203 B.R. 697 (Bankr. W.D. Mo. 1996) (secured creditor bank’s objection to debtor’s discharge)   Text

Kunkel v. Sprague Nat. Bank, 198 B.R. 734 (D. Minn. 1996) (priority interest in proceeds of sale of cattle)    Text

Coop. Fin. Ass’n, Inc. v. Garst, 917 F. Supp. 1356 (N.D. Iowa 1996) (motion to recover the balance on secured loan)    Text

In re Zimmel, 185 B.R. 786 (Bankr. D. Minn. 1995) (motion to avoid liens on farm machinery and equipment)   Text

Matter of Zech, 185 B.R. 334 (D. Neb. 1995) (permission to obtain secured indebtedness)   Text

In re Messerschmidt, 95-226-WH, 1995 WL 17911556 (Bankr. S.D. Iowa May 11, 1995) (application to use cash collateral, description of collateral)

In re Flitter, 181 B.R. 938 (Bankr. D. Minn. 1995) (motion to avoid secured creditors’ lien)   Text

In re Foust, 52 F.3d 766 (8th Cir. 1995) (conversion of collateral)   Text

In re Recker, 180 B.R. 540 (E.D. Mo. 1995) (determining dischargeability of claim against debtor’s crop proceeds)   Text

Farmers Sav. Bank v. Twin River Farms, Inc., 48 F.3d 1223 (8th Cir. 1995) (right to proceeds)


S & H Packing & Sales Co. v. Tanimura Distrib., Inc., 883 F.3d 797 (9th Cir. 2018) (court must first find whether factoring agreement was true sale of receivables before considering commercial reasonableness) Text

In Re Te Velde, No. 18-11651-A-11, Adv. No. 18-01030-A, 2018 Bankr. LEXIS 2621 (Bankr. E.D. Cal. Aug. 23, 2018) (Milk is not “proceeds” of a cow so the Ag Service Lien Statute is inapplicable) Text

Northwest Bank V. McKee Family Farms, LLC, No. 16-35879, 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 20924 (9th Cir. July 27, 2018) (seed dealer only had contractual right to crops not ownership by security interest) Text

Northwest Bank v. McKee Family Farms, Inc., No. 3:15-cv-01576-MO, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 63302 (D. Ore. May  12, 2016) (grain producer lien has priority over security interest) Text

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

In re Voss, No. 09-62224-13, 2010 WL 1236147 (Bankr. D. Mont. Mar. 24, 2010) (proof of secured claim)   Text

Bank of the West, Inc. v. Organic Grain & Milling, Inc., No. CV-08-2220-PHX-FJM, 2010 WL 995459 (D. Ariz. Mar. 17, 2010) (lien in crop; failure to pay proceeds to bank) Text

In re Aznoe Agribiz, Inc., No. 09-60528-12, 2009 WL 3074399 (Bankr. D. Mont. 2009) (attachment of agricultural lien)   Text

United States v. Thies, No. CV-08-275-EFS, 2009 WL 2241335 (E.D. Wash. July 20, 2009) (FSA entitled to first priority lien on crops and proceeds from crop year that FSA provided unpaid operating loan on)

United States v. Estate of Oxarango, No. CIV 97-0085-S-BLW, 2008 WL 5411719 (D. Idaho Dec. 24, 2008) (foreclosure of mortgage by FSA) Text

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

Bair v. Pacific Northwest Sugar Co. LLC, 85 F.App’x 555 (9th Cir. 2004) (priority of statutory liens)

In re Stallings, 290 B.R. 777 (Bankr. D. Idaho 2003) (security interest in post-petition disaster payments)    Text

In re Thiara, 285 B.R. 420 (B.A.P. 9th Cir. 2002) (security interest in crop insurance proceeds)    Text

In re Churchill Nut Co., 251 B.R. 143 (Bankr. N.D. Cal. 2000) (validity, extent and priority of liens)    Text

In re Mickelsen, 99-40343, 2000 WL 33712203 (Bankr. D. Idaho July 21, 2000) (creditor’s requirement to subordinate its secured interest) Text

In re Theener, 99-40178, 1999 WL 34754109 (Bankr. D. Idaho Nov. 30, 1999) (priority of liens)

In re Rueth, 99-00325, 1999 WL 33490213 (Bankr. D. Idaho May 24, 1999) (lien priority dispute)

In re TNT Farms, 226 B.R. 436 (Bankr. D. Idaho 1998) (seeking to establish priority interest in certain crop proceeds)   Text

In re D & L Nicolaysen, 228 B.R. 252 (Bankr. E.D. Cal. 1998) (adversary proceeding brought by secured creditor)   Text

In re GVF Cannery, Inc., 188 B.R. 651 (Bankr. N.D. Cal. 1995) (waiver of priority accorded to farmer’s statutory producer’s lien)    Text


In re Preston, 612 B.R. 770 (Bankr. D. Kan. 2019) (financing statement not reflecting first and middle names on debtor’s driver’s license did not perfect security interest in farm machinery) Text

In Re Novak, No. 17-11978, Adv. No. 17-5152, 2018 Bankr. LEXIS 2586 (Bankr. D. Kan. Aug. 27, 2018) (lapsed financing statement costs creditor priority position) Text

United States v. Bowling, No. 08-6184, 619 F.3d 1175 (10th Cir. Sep. 14, 2010) (vacate previous decision, affirm bank fraud conviction and sentence) Text

Am. State Bank v. Van De Nieuwegiessen, No. CIV-09-322-L, 2009 WL 3152927 (W.D. Okla. Sept. 24, 2009) (authorizing the sale of collateral) Text

United States v. Bowling, No. 08-6184, 2009 WL 2809418 (10th Cir. Sept. 3, 2009) (conviction for bank fraud; entitlement to good faith jury instruction)

Lyons State Bank v. Bracht Feedyards, Inc., No. 09-4060-RDR, 2009 WL 2591318 (D. Kan. Aug. 21, 2009) (personal jurisdiction; claim of selling cattle without a release of security interest) Text

In re Green, 355 B.R. 302 (Bankr. E.D. Okla. 2006) (impermissible sale of collateral)    Text

In re Troupe, 340 B.R. 86 (Bankr. W.D. Okla. 2006) (perfection of security interests)    Text

In re Ladd, Bankruptcy No. 04-73669, 2006 WL 4470829 (Bankr. E.D. Okla. Jan. 03, 2006) (security interests in the sale of collateral)

In re Hagedorn, No. 02-40505, 2004 WL 2040909 (Bankr. D. Kan. May 20, 2004) (effect of default on second mortgage’s other security interests)

In re Klenke, No. 01-13051, 02-5016, 2004 WL 2192517 (Bankr. D. Kan. Feb. 3, 2004) (property of the estate)

In re Ellis, 310 B.R. 762 (Bankr. W.D. Okla. 2004) (security agreement language)    Text

In re Stout, 284 B.R. 511 (Bankr. D. Kan. 2002) (pre-Revised Art. 9 security interest)   Text

In re Diel, 277 B.R. 778 (Bankr. D. Kan. 2002) (false financial statements)   Text

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

In re Sand & Sage Farm & Ranch, Inc., 266 B.R. 507 (Bankr. D. Kan. 2001) (motion to sell real and personal property free and clear of liens)    Text

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

In re Larson, 260 B.R. 174 (Bankr. D. Colo. 2001) (motion to avoid creditors’ lien under agricultural exemption)   Text

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

Ag Services of Am., Inc. v. Nielsen, 231 F.3d 726 (10th Cir. 2000) (conversion of collateral)   Text

N. Texas Prod. Credit Ass’n v. McCurtain County Nat. Bank, 222 F.3d 800 (10th Cir. 2000) (lien priority claim; fraud; conspiracy)    Text

In re Duffin, 99-40111, 1999 WL 33486712 (Bankr. D. Idaho June 30, 1999) (whether secured creditor’s interest is adequately protected) Text

In re Bailey, 228 B.R. 267 (Bankr. D. Kan. 1998) (objection to the secured status of a creditor’s claim)   Text

In re Buckner, 211 B.R. 46 (Bankr. D. Kan. 1997) (right to setoff)    Text


Gray v. Bank of Early, No. 1:17-CV-098 (LJA), 2018 WL 9415069 (M.D. Ga. Sept. 20, 2018) (the “equities of the case” exception does not apply to debtor’s use of prepetition funds to improve collateral)

In Re Carter, No. 17-70277-JTL, 586 B.R. 360 (Bankr. M.D. Ga. Jun. 5, 2018) (Dragnet Clause in security agreement removes need for notice of additional liabilities) 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

In re John’s Bean Farm of Homestead, Inc., 378 B.R. 385 (Bankr. S.D. Fla. 2007) (financing statement seriously misleading)   Text

In re Bracewell, 454 F.3d 1234 (11th Cir. 2006) (disaster payments as proceeds of a secured interest in the crop)   Text

In re Bracewell, 310 B.R. 472 (Bankr. M.D. Ga. 2004) (property of the estate)   Text

In re Gordon, 293 B.R. 817 (Bank. M.D. Ga. 2003) (imputation of fraud)   Text

Agricredit Acceptance, LLC v. Hendrix, 82 F. Supp. 2d 1379 (S.D. Ga. 2000) (priority of liens)   Text

Agricredit Acceptance, LLC v. Hendrix, 32 F. Supp. 2d 1361 (S.D. Ga. 1998) (priority of liens)   Text

Matter of McDonald, 224 B.R. 862 (Bankr. S.D. Ga. 1998) (right to setoff)   Text


Nutrite Corp. v. United States, 97-320C, 1999 WL 185056 (Fed. Cl. Mar. 31, 1999) (alleged breach of a loan subordination agreement)

State of Mont. v. United States, 124 F.3d 1269 (Fed. Cir. 1997) (priority of liens)   Text

State of Mont. v. United States, 94-108C, 1995 WL 291843 (Fed. Cl. May 10, 1995) (priority of CCC’s lien)


Pipkin v. Sun State Oil, Inc., 273 So. 3d 828 (Ala. 2018) (a secured sale agreement requires supplier to file financing statement to perfect security interest) Text

Ex parte People’s Cmty. Bank of Ashford, 775 So. 2d 819 (Ala. 2000) (conversion of collateral)   Text

Farmers Coop. of Ashford, Inc. v. People’s Cmty. Bank of Ashford, 775 So. 2d 817 (Ala. Civ. App. 1998) (priority of security interests)   Text


AgriFund, LLC v. Regions Bank, 2020 Ark. 246, 602 S.W.3d 726 (2020) (creditor that financed subject crop year not entitled to priority on ground that earlier creditor did not help finance subject crop year) Text

Riceland Foods, Inc. v. Pearson, — S.W.3d —, 2009 WL 3486034 (Ark. 2009) (landlord lien statute; purchaser of crops) Text

S. States Coop. v. Stokes, No. CA 07-1205, 2008 WL 4946406 (Ark. Ct. App. Nov. 19, 2008) (existence of security interest)

Searcy Farm Supply, LLC v. Merchants & Planters Bank, 369 Ark. 487, 369 S.W.3d 496 (Ark. 2007) (agricultural liens and priority)   Text

Fordyce Bank & Trust Co. v. Bean Timberland, Inc., 369 S.W.3d 267 (Ark. 2007) (sale of collateral)    Text

Stokes v. Farmers Grain Terminal, Inc., No. CA 05-763, 2006 WL 2879451 (Ark. Ct. App. Oct. 11, 2006) (security interests in crops)

Nef v. Ag Servs. of Am., Inc., 86 S.W.3d 4 (Ark. Ct. App. 2002) (priority dispute)    Text


Meruelo v. E. W. Bank, No. B279575, 2019 WL 1567561 (Cal. Ct. App. Apr. 11, 2019 (debtor alleged creditor did not comply with UCC when foreclosing on loan and selling the collateral) Text

Embassy Apparel, Inc. v. Pixior, LLC, No. B272110, 2018 WL 1940384 (Cal. Ct. App. Apr. 25, 2018), review denied (July 11, 2018) (existence of a valid warehouse lien) Text

Frazier Nuts, Inc. v. Am. AG Credit, 46 Cal.Rptr.3d 869 (Cal. Ct. App. 2006) (statutory producer’s lien) Text


Great Plains Nat. Bank, N.A. v. Mount, 280 P.3d 670 (Colo. App. 2012) (Food Security Act; cattle production) Text

Premier Farm Credit, PCA v. W-Cattle, LLC, 155 P.3d 504 (Colo. Ct. App. 2006) (validity of a mortgage)   Text

Coop. Fin. Ass’n, Inc. v. B & J Cattle Co., 937 P.2d 915 (Colo. Ct. App. 1997) (replevin action; priority of perfected security interest)   Text

Janitell v. State Bank of Wiley, 919 P.2d 921 (Colo. Ct. App. 1996) (bank was entitled to proceeds of crop and government payments)   Text


S. Developers & Earthmoving, Inc. v. Caterpillar Fin. Servs. Corp., 56 So. 3d 56 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 2011) (whether repossessed equipment was sold in commercially reasonable commercial manner.)  Text

United States v. Morrison, 28 So.3d 94, 2009 WL 5151521 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 2009) (mortgage and promissory note not void for lack of consideration)   Text


Four County Bank v. Tidewater Equip. Co., 771 S.E.2d 437 (Ga. Ct. App. 2015) (lapse of lender’s security interest due to failure to file continuation statements) Text

John Deere Const. & Forestry Co. v. Parham, 755 S.E.2d 825 (Ga. Ct. App. 2014) (interpretation of Retail Installment and Home Solicitation Sales Act) Text

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

BITT Intl. Co., Inc. v. Fletcher, 577 S.E.2d 276 (Ga. Ct. App. 2003) (foreclosure on lien)    Text

F & W Agriservices, Inc. v. UAP/Ga. Ag. Chem., Inc., 549 S.E.2d 746 (Ga. Ct. App. 2001) (conversion of proceeds from debtor’s crop, priority of liens)   Text


AgStar Fin. Servs., ACA v. Nw. Sand & Gravel, Inc., 161 Idaho 801, 391 P.3d 1271 (2017) (lender barred from selling personal collateral after lender foreclosed and purchased real properties with reasonable value of more than debt) Text

Farmers Nat. Bank v. Green River Dairy, LLC, 318 P.3d 622 (Idaho 2014) (livestock not encumbered by lien product they consume) Text


State Bank of Cherry v. CGB Enterprises, Inc., 2013 IL 113836, 984 N.E.2d 449 (creditor did not strictly comply with direct notice provision of FSA) Text

Schweickert v. AG Servs. of Am., Inc., 823 N.E. 2d 213 (Ill. Ct. App. 2005) (retroactive application of Article 9)   Text

Czerkies v. AG Acceptance Corp., 820 N.E.2d 1133 (Ill. Ct. App. 2004) (priority of statutory landlord lien)    Text


Deere & Co. v. New Holland Rochester, 935 N.E.2d 267 (Ind. Ct. App. 2010) (replevin action after breach of contract)   Text

Troxel Equip. Co. v. Limberlost Bancshares, 833 N.E.2d 36 (Ind. Ct. App. 2005) (priority of lien)   Text

Pioneer Hi-Bred Int’l, Inc. v. Keybank Nat. Ass’n, 742 N.E.2d 967 (Ind. Ct. App. 2001) (conversion of collateral)   Text


MidWestOne Bank v. Heartland Co-op, 941 N.W.2d 876 (Iowa 2020) (grain elevator could not maintain unjust enrichment claim again secured lender) Text

Security National Bank of Sioux City v. Welte, No. 17-0907, 2018 Iowa App. LEXIS 1021 (Iowa Ct. App. Nov. 21, 2018) (No implied course of dealing means creditor is secured) Text

Hjelmeland v. Collins, et al., No. 15-1901, 2017 Iowa App. LEXIS 217 (Iowa Ct. App. Mar. 8, 2017) (mechanic;s lien upheld under industry custom) Text

Peoples Trust & Sav. Bank v. Sec. Sav. Bank, 815 N.W.2d 744 (Iowa 2012) (joint adventure analysis; waiver of security interest) Text

Oyens Feed & Supply, Inc. v. Primebank, 808 N.W.2d 186 (Iowa 2011) (agricultural supply dealer lien had priority over bank’s prior perfected security interest; certified questions about financing) Text

Commerce Bank v. Rice, No. 09-0509, 2010 WL 624242 (Table) (Iowa Ct. App. Feb. 24, 2010) (distribution of funds following a sheriff’s sale) Text

Iowa State Bank & Trust Co. v. Michel, 683 N.W.2d 95 (Iowa 2004) (mortgage on agricultural land)    Text

First State Bank v. Clark, 635 N.W.2d 29 (Iowa 2001) (priority of perfected its security interest)   Text

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


Sunflower Bank, N.A. v. Kindsvater, 144 P.3d 81 (Kan. Ct. App. 2006) (release of liens)   Text

Burris v. Thompson, 119 P.3d 1187 (Kan. Ct. App. 2005) (good faith purchaser of collateral) Text

Guaranty State Bank & Trust Co. v. Van Diest Supply Co., 55 P.3d 357 (Kan. Ct. App. 2002) (priority dispute)   Text

Ag Services Of Am., Inc. v. DeBruce Grain, Inc., 19 P.3d 188 (Kan. Ct. App. 2001) (priority of perfected security interests)   Text

Moritz Implement Co., Inc. v. Matthews, 959 P.2d 886 (Kan. 1998) (ownership of the growing crops at the time of the foreclosure sale)   Text

First Nat. Bank & Trust v. Miami County Co-op Ass’n, 897 P.2d 144 (Kan. 1995) (priority dispute over farm products and their proceeds)   Text


Reliance AG, LLC v. S. States Simpson Coop., Inc., Ky. App. Unpub. (Ky. Ct. App. May 11, 2018) (Ag lien on crops applies only to amount of services, does not include inputs) Text

Farmer’s Bank v. Dykes Tobacco Warehouse, Inc., 945 S.W.2d 433 (Ky. Ct. App. 1997) (priority of liens)   Text


Monlezun v. Lyon Interests, Inc., 2011-576 (La. App. 3 Cir. 11/2/11), 76 So. 3d 628 (commercial pledge agreement was enforceable against pledgor’s farm equipment) Text

Cmty. Trust Bank v. First Nat. Bank, 924 So.2d 498 (La. Ct. App. 2006) (priority of liens)    Text

Meyhoeffer v. Wallace, 792 So. 2d 851 (La. Ct. App. 2001) (priority of perfected security interest)   Text

Agricredit Acceptance Co. v. Singleton, 767 So. 2d 137 (La. Ct. App. 2000) (priority of perfected security interest)   Text

Lanier Implement Co., Inc. v. G & H Seed Inc., 756 So. 2d 569 (La. Ct. App. 2000) (priority dispute between holders of perfected security interests)   Text

Deposit Guar. Nat’l Bank v. Central La. Grain Co-Op, Inc., 737 So. 2d 167 (La. Ct. App. 1999) (priority of perfected security interest)   Text

Bayou Pierre Farms v. Bat Farms Partners, III, 676 So. 2d 643 (La. Ct. App. 1996) (determination of ranking of security interests in cotton proceeds)   Text


Davis Forestry Prod., Inc. v. DownEast Power Co., LLC, 2011 ME 10, 12 A.3d 1180 (lender’s repurchase of collateral failed to divest borrower of ownership interest in collateral) Text

Maine Farmers Exch., Inc. v. Farm Credit of Maine, A.C.A., 789 A.2d 85, 2002 ME 18 (Me. Super. Feb. 5, 2002) (Title 11 limited right to a set-off) Text

Maine Farmers Exch., Inc. v. Farm Credit of Maine, A.C.A., CV-97-086, 2001 WL 1711241 (Me. Super. Jan. 5, 2001) (set-off claim against security interest)


Magley v. M & W Inc., No. 340507, 926 N.W.2d 1 (Mich. Ct. App. July 17, 2018) (tank and sprayer not accession to tractor) Text

In re Voss, 426 B.R. 326 (Bankr. D. Mont. 2010) (ag supplier’s lien against a Chap. 13 estate)   Text

Springing Acres, Inc. v. Michigana Holsteins, Inc., No. 259779, 2006 WL 2035435 (Mich. Ct. App. 2006) (security interest in leased property)

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

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


CHS Capital LLC v. Lena Farms Prtshp LLC, No. A19-1662, 2020 WL 3638806 (Minn. Ct. App. July 6, 2020) (interest attached only to crops grown by third parties on land) Text

Dusenbery v. Hawks, 895 N.W.2d 640 (Minn. Ct. App. 2017) (bailee-in-possession’s lien has priority over any security interest regardless of notice of the lien interest when a security interest was created) Text

Minnwest Bank, MV v. Arends, 802 N.W.2d 412 (Mich. Ct. App. 2011) (statutory lien-notification requirements) Text

Fin Ag, Inc. v. Hufnagle, Inc., 700 N.W.2d 510 (Minn. Ct. App. 2005) (conversion of collateral)   Text

Border State Bank of Greenbush v. Bagley Livestock Exch., Inc, 690 N.W.2d 326 (Minn. Ct. App. 2004) (conversion of collateral)    Text

Am. State Bank of Olivia v. Ladwig & Ladwig, Inc., 646 N.W.2d 241 (Minn. Ct. App. 2002) (interest in farm equipment)   Text

Nw. Grain v. Farmers Co-op. Grain & Seed Ass’n, C6-99-1070, 2000 WL 135850 (Minn. Ct. App. Feb. 8, 2000) (validity of the security agreements and promissory note)

Tracy State Bank v. Tracy-Garvin Co-op., 573 N.W.2d 393 (Minn. Ct. App. 1998) (priority of liens)   Text

Underwood Grain Co. v. Harthun, 563 N.W.2d 278 (Minn. Ct. App. 1997) (seeking to receive proceeds of sale of cattle)   Text

First Nat’l Bank in Montevideo v. Maus, C8-95-476, 1995 WL 747936 (Minn. Ct. App. Dec. 19, 1995) (whether a perfected security interest in crops existed)


Guaranty Bank & Trust Co. v. Agrex, Inc., Civil Action No. 4: 13-CV-100-NBB-SAA (N.D. Miss. May 22, 2015) (inability to fulfill commodity contract) Text

McClatchy v. Anthony Farms, 936 So.2d 456 (Miss. Ct. App. 2006) (crop liens as a surety)   Text


Hilty Family Ltd. P’ship, LP v. Scott, 379 S.W.3d 883 (Mo. Ct. App. 2012) (farm’s above-ground irrigation system was a “fixture”) Text

Mercantile Bank, N.A. v. Loy, 77 S.W.3d 93, 93, 96 (Mo. Ct. App, 2002) (guarantor liability; bad faith)   Text


Christman v. Clause, 2019 MT 132, 396 Mont. 142, 443 P.3d 472 (debtors did not waive right to notice of resale by voluntarily returning collateral upon default)  Text

Thermal Supply, Inc. v. Big Sky Beef, LLC, 195 P.3d 1227 (Mont. 2008) (effectiveness of financing statement did not toll)   Text

Stipe v. First Interstate Bank – Polson, 188 P.3d 1063 (Mont. 2008) (repossession of secured collateral)   Text

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

1st Bank v. Winderl, 60 P.3d 998 (Mont. 2002) (wrongful possession)   Text


In re Hill, No. BK16-41396, 2018 Bankr. LEXIS 1173 (Bankr. D. Neb. Apr. 17, 2018) (no priority for ag input supplier who failed to perfect production money security interest under statutory requirements)

Clif-Tex Land & Livestock, Inc. v. First Dakota Nat’l Bank, N.A., No. A-07-1351, 2008 WL 2930203 (Neb. Ct. App. July 29, 2008) (unjust enrichment)

Farmland Serv. Coop. v. S. Hills Ranch, Inc., 665 N.W.2d 641 (Neb. 2003) (perfection of security interest) Text

Ag Services of Am., Inc. v. Empfield, 587 N.W.2d 871 (1999) (priority of secured creditor’s interest over lessor’s unperfected interest)   Text

Battle Creek State Bank v. Haake, 587 N.W.2d 83 (Neb. 1998) (alleged wrongful conversion of cash proceeds)   Text

Battle Creek State Bank v. Preusker, 571 N.W.2d 294 (Neb. 1997) (alleged wrongful conversion of milk proceeds)   Text

Melcher v. Bank of Madison, 529 N.W.2d 814 (Neb. Ct. App. 1995) (unperfected PMSI did not permit conversion recovery)   Text


Eli Applebaum IRA v. Arizona Acreage, LLC, 128 Nev. 894 (2012) (one-action rule requirement) Text


Five Star Bank v. CNH Capital Am., LLC, 865 N.Y.S.2d 190 (N.Y. App. Div. 2008) (conversion of collateral)   Text


In re Hill, No. BK16-41396, 2018 Bankr. LEXIS 1173 (Bankr. D. Neb. Apr. 17, 2018) (no priority for ag input supplier who failed to perfect production money security interest under statutory requirements)

Bartlett Milling Co., Ltd. P’ship v. Walnut Grove Auction & Realty Co., Inc., 665 S.E.2d 478 (N.C. Ct. App. 2008) (maximum interest rate; conversion of collateral)   Text


Cavendish Farms, Inc. v. Mathiason Farms, Inc., 792 N.W.2d 500 (N.D. 2010) (contact to purchase future crop governed by UCC) Text

Great W. Bank v. Willmar Poultry Co., 780 N.W.2d 437 (N.D. 2010) (super-priority status of agricultural lien)   Text

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

Pub. Serv. Comm’n v. Minn. Grain, Inc., 756 N.W.2d 763 (N.D. 2008) (claims not covered by statutory trust under state grain warehousing law)   Text

Stockman Bank of Mont. v. AGSCO, Inc., 728 N.W.2d 142 (N.D. 2007), partially overruled by Stockman Bank of Montana v. AGSCO, Inc., 727 N.W.2d 742 (N.D. 2007) (lien priority)    Text

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

First State Bank v. Moen Enterprises, 529 N.W.2d 887 (N.D. 1995) (validity of security interest)   Text


Ohio Dep’t of Agric. v. Cent. Erie Supply & Elevator Assn, 2013-Ohio-3061 (state’s agriculture dept. had statutory priority over perfected security interest of creditor of failed agricultural commodity handler) Text

AG Services of Am., Inc. v. Louer, 98 CA 12, 1999 WL 126423 (Ohio Ct. App. Feb. 16, 1999) (failure to provide a description of the real estate in security agreement) Text

Firsdon v. Mid-Am. Nat’l Bank, WD-96-009, 1996 WL 714772 (Ohio Ct. App. Dec. 13, 1996) (alledged improper use of the proceeds)

Farm Credit Serv. of Mid-Am., ACA v. Rudy, Inc., 680 N.E.2d 637 (Ohio Ct. App. 1996) (whether a notice of security interest was ambiguous) Text


Bryan’s Car Corner, Inc. v. Mangum, 2017 OK CIV APP 10, 390 P.3d 982 (tender of an amount less than the amount of the debt owed was effective to release lien, when tendered amount was same as stated amount due) Text

Bank of Beaver City v. Barretts’ Livestock, 295 P.3d 1088 (Okla. 2012) (lender’s duty to disclose debtor’s financial condition) Text

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, 243 P.3d 1156, 2010 OK 12 (Okla. 2010) (action on promissory note barred by statute of limitations)   Text

First Bank of Okarche v. Lepak, 961 P.2d 194 (Okla. 1998) (conversion of collateral)   Text


DFA Dairy Fin. Serv., L.P. v. Lawson Special Trust, 781 N.W.2d 664 (S.D. 2010) (mortgage document signed by the wrong party)   Text

First Am. Bank & Tr., N.A. v. Farmers State Bank of Canton, 2008 S.D. 83, 756 N.W.2d 19 (purported assignment of first position security interest did not create a duty to actual holder of first secured priority interest) Text

Fin-Ag, Inc. v. Pipestone Livestock Auction Mkt., Inc., 754 N.W.2d 29 (S.D. 2008) (conversion of collateral)   Text

Fin-Ag, Inc. v. Cimpl’s Inc., 754 N.W.2d 1 (S.D. 2008) (conversion of collateral; failure to remit collateral proceeds)   Text

Fin-Ag, Inc. v. Feldman Bros., 740 N.W.2d 857 (S.D. 2007) (validity of security interest)   Text

Baldwin v. Castro County Feeders I, Ltd., 678 N.W.2d 796 (S.D.2004) (right to proceeds)    Text

Am. Bank & Trust v. Shaull, 678 N.W.2d 779 (S.D. 2004) (lien priority)    Text

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

First Nat’l Bank of Philip v. Temple, 642 N.W.2d 197 (S.D. 2002) (validity of a lien)    Text

Cont’l Grain Co. v. Brandenburg, 587 N.W.2d 196 (S.D. 1998) (determination of extent and priority of security interest in cattle)   Text

First Nat. Bank of Omaha v. Pleasant Hollow Farm, Inc., 532 N.W.2d 60 (S.D. 1995) (priority of perfected security interest)   Text


WM Capital Partners, LLC v. Thornton, 525 S.W.3d 265 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2016) (secured creditor’s refusal to repossess collateral at debtor’s request did not render its disposition two years later commercially unreasonable) Text

Brooks Cotton Co., Inc. v. Williams, 381 S.W.3d 414 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2012) (farmer may be considered a merchant; merchant exception of UCC Statute of Frauds) Text

Chattanooga Agric. Ass’n v. Sapp, No. E-2003-01984-COA-R3-CV, 2004 WL 1434504 (Tenn. Ct. App. June 25, 2004) (lien priority)


Airpro Mobile Air, LLC v. Prosperity Bank, No. 05-19-00579-CV, 2020 WL 2537196 (Tex. App. May 19, 2020) (secured creditor made commercially reasonable efforts to dispose of collateral, as required to recover deficiency judgment) Text

Siller v. LLP Mortgage Ltd., No. 04-07-00747-CV, 2008 WL 5170251 (Tex. App. Dec. 10, 2008) (foreclosure of a partnership’s mortgage) Text

Carter v. Cookie Coleman Cattle Co., 271 S.W.3d 856 (Tex. App. 2008) (conversion of collateral claim; good faith purchaser for value)   Text

LaSalle Bank Nat’l Ass’n v. White, 246 S.W.3d 616 (Tex. 2007) (lien on homestead designated for agricultural use)   Text

LaSalle Bank Nat. Ass’n v. White, 217 S.W.3d 573 (Tex. App. 2006) (validity of lien)   Text

First Valley Bank of Los Fresnos v. Martin, 144 S.W.3d 466 (Tex. 2004) (conversion of collateral)    Text

Scitern v. Birdsong Corp., 11-99-00236-CV, 2000 WL 34235177 (Tex. App. Mar. 20, 2000) (right to offset)

Franklin Nat. Bank v. Boser, 972 S.W.2d 98 (Tex. App. 1998) (priority of perfected security interest)   Text

Nelson v. Am. Nat. Bank of Gonzales, 921 S.W.2d 411 (Tex. App. 1996) (conversion of collateral)   Text


J.R. Simplot Co. v. Sales King Int’l, Inc., 17 P.3d 1100 (Utah 2000) (conversion of crop proceeds)   Text


Schroeder v. Haberthur, No. 33336-III, 401 P. 3d 319 (Wash. Ct. App. 3rd div. Aug. 15, 2017) (“timber” is not considered “crops” under deed of trust act) Text

W. Farm Serv., Inc. v. Olsen, 90 P.3d 1053 (Wash. 2004) (conversion of collateral)    Text


CIT Group Equip. Fin., Inc. v. FRS Farms, Inc., 745 N.W.2d 88, 2007 WL 4441052 (Wis. Ct. App. 2007) (sale of secured property was commercially reasonable) Text

Smith & Spidahl Enterprises, Inc. v. Lee, 557 N.W.2d 865 (Wis. Ct. App. 1996) (priority of security interests; sufficiency of description requirements)   Text


Johnson v. Creager, 2003 WY 110, 76 P.3d 799 (Wyo. 2003) (UCC did not supplant right of replevin) Text

Coones v. F.D.I.C., 894 P.2d 613 (Wyo. 1995) (postforeclosure action against FDIC to recover damages)   Text