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Lending for Livestock, Credit for Crops: Taking Possession of Collateral

Many agricultural producers borrow money to successfully run their operations. Typically, the lender requires the borrower to give a security interest...

Lending for Livestock, Credit for Crops: When Default Occurs

Many agricultural producers borrow money to successfully run their operations. Typically, the lender requires the borrower to give a security interest...

An Intervention: Organization Seeks to Defend Minority Debt Relief Program

The Federation of Southern Cooperative/Land Assistance Fund (“Federation”) has filed a motion to intervene as a defendant in the class action...

Pandemic Payments: Aid under Pandemic Livestock Indemnity Program

Recently, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) announced it is implementing a program for livestock and poultry producers who suffered unexpected...

Judge Certifies Two Classes in Lawsuit Challenging Minority Debt Relief Payments

In Miller v. Vilsack, five Texas farmers filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) alleging that its loan...

Proposed Tax Exemption for Community Ag Lenders

A bill was recently introduced in Congress, known as the Enhancing Credit Opportunities in Rural America Act (“ECORA”) of 2021. ECORA...

Securing an Interest: Federal Crop Insurance Proceeds

In agricultural finance, it is common for creditors to obtain an interest in a farmer’s crop insurance payments to secure a...

Lending for Livestock, Credit for Crops: Effect of Bankruptcy

Many agricultural producers borrow money to successfully run their operations. Typically, the lender requires the borrower to give a security interest...

USDA Aid Initiative: Pandemic Assistance for Producers

For over a year, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the entire agricultural industry, and many farmers and ranchers continue to suffer...

Lending for Livestock, Credit for Crops: Statutory Agricultural Liens

Many agricultural producers borrow money to successfully run their operations. Typically, the lender requires the borrower to give a security interest...

Lending for Livestock, Credit for Crops: UCC Agricultural Liens

Many agricultural producers borrow money to successfully run their operations. Typically, the lender requires the borrower to give a security interest...

Lending for Livestock, Credit for Crops: Purchase-Money Security Interests

Many agricultural producers borrow money to successfully run their operations. Typically, the lender requires the borrower to give a security interest...

Lending for Livestock, Credit for Crops: An Overview of Priority

Many agricultural producers borrow money to successfully run their operations. Typically, the lender requires the borrower to give a security interest...

Lending for Livestock, Credit for Crops: Filing a Financing Statement

For many farmers and ranchers, it is often necessary to borrow large amounts of capital and incur considerable debts in order...

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Ag & Food Law Update: November 19, 2020

A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.                                                                                                                                                 REGULATORY:...

Lending for Livestock, Credit for Crops: Perfecting the Security Interest

Borrowing large amounts of capital and incurring considerable debts in order to produce an agricultural commodity is necessary farmers and ranchers...

Lending for Livestock, Credit for Crops: Attaching the Security Interest

Agricultural producers typically utilize financing from lenders to fund their farming operation. Ordinarily, the lender loaning money will require the farmer...

Lending for Livestock, Credit for Crops: The Basics of Secured Transactions in Agriculture

Agricultural producers typically utilize financing from lenders to fund their farming operation. The USDA projects farm sector debt will be over...

Show Me the Money: A Primer on Agricultural Lending

The availability of credit is an integral part of the agricultural production process. Borrowing large amounts of capital and incurring considerable...