Nebraska Revised Statute 52-903
Lien; effect of filing; sale of crop, effect; enforcement.
From and after the date of the filing of the lien as provided in section 52-902, the person claiming the lien shall have a lien upon the crops produced and owned by the person to whom the fuel or lubricant was furnished to the amount of the purchase price of such fuel or lubricant so furnished to such person. In the event the person to whom such fuel or lubricant was furnished desires to sell or deliver any portion of the crops so produced, such person shall notify the purchaser or consignee that such fuel or lubricant bill has not been paid. Such lien shall shift to the purchase price thereof in the hands of such purchaser or consignee. In the event any portion of such crops is sold or consigned with the consent or knowledge of the person entitled to a lien thereon within six months after the date such fuel or lubricant was furnished, such lien shall not attach to any portion of such crops or to the purchase price thereof unless the person entitled to such lien notifies the purchaser in writing thereof. A lien created under section 52-901 shall be treated in all respects as an agricultural lien as provided in article 9, Uniform Commercial Code, and may be enforced in the manner and form provided for the enforcement of secured transactions as provided in article 9, Uniform Commercial Code. Effective January 1, 2015, this section applies to a lien created under section 52-901 regardless of when the lien was created.
Purchase price, under this section, means more than money and may include credits applied to a debt. Galyen Petroleum Co. v. Svoboda, 222 Neb. 268, 383 N.W.2d 49 (1986).
Under former law, this section required that proceedings to foreclose a petroleum products lien be instituted within thirty days after the filing of the lien. Circle 76 Fertilizer v. Nelsen, 219 Neb. 661, 365 N.W.2d 460 (1985).