Grain producer’s lien
- • date lien attaches
- • priority
(1) An agricultural producer that delivers or transfers grain for consideration has a lien on the inventory of the purchaser and proceeds received by the purchaser from the selling of the inventory.
(2) The lien created by subsection (1) of this section attaches to the inventory and proceeds on the date physical possession of the grain is delivered or transferred by the agricultural producer to the purchaser or an agent of the purchaser. If grain is delivered or transferred by an agricultural producer to a person other than the purchaser for cleaning or storage, the lien attaches when the grain is physically delivered or transferred to the purchaser or an agent of the purchaser for agreed consideration.
(3) Except as provided under ORS 87.146 (Priorities of liens) (1)(c) and 87.762 (Filing notice of lien) (4), the class of lien created by subsection (1) of this section is prior and superior to all other classes of lien or any classes of security interest in the inventory or proceeds, regardless of whether the creditor’s lien or security interest attached to the inventory or proceeds before or after the agricultural producer’s lien attached under subsection (2) of this section. Except as provided in ORS 87.762 (Filing notice of lien) (4), all liens of the class created under subsection (1) of this section, regardless of the date of attachment or the date of notice of lien, are of equal priority and payable pro rata in proportion to the size of each lien.
(4) An agricultural producer who claims a lien under subsection (1) of this section need not file any notice in order to perfect the lien. The agricultural producer must file a notice of lien as provided under ORS 87.762 (Filing notice of lien) to extend the lien beyond the normal expiration date.
(5) The lien created by subsection (1) of this section is subject to the provisions of ORS 79.0320 (UCC 9-320. Buyer of goods) (1).
(6) The lien created by subsection (1) of this section is discharged with regard to inventory that is sold by the purchaser or an agent of the purchaser to a third party. Notwithstanding a discharge with regard to inventory sold to a third party, an agricultural producer continues to hold a lien on the proceeds from the sale to a third party and on all remaining inventory of the purchaser.
(7) An agreement by an agricultural producer purporting to waive the right to file notice under ORS 87.762 (Filing notice of lien) of a lien created by subsection (1) of this section is void as contrary to public policy. An agricultural producer may waive the right to file notice under ORS 87.762 (Filing notice of lien) if the purchaser is an association of which the agricultural producer is a member. [1981 c.446 §3; 2001 c.301 §18; 2001 c.445 §163]
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