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Agricultural Tenancies.

§ 42‑15.  Landlord'slien on crops for rents, advances, etc.; enforcement.

When lands are rented orleased by agreement, written or oral, for agricultural purposes, or arecultivated by a cropper, unless otherwise agreed between the parties to thelease or agreement, any and all crops raised on said lands shall be deemed andheld to be vested in possession of the lessor or his assigns at all times,until the rents for said lands are paid and until all the stipulations containedin the lease or agreement are performed, or damages in lieu thereof paid to thelessor or his assigns, and until said party or his assigns is paid for alladvancements made and expenses incurred in making and saving said crops.

This lien shall be preferredto all other liens, and the lessor or his assigns is entitled, against thelessee or cropper, or the assigns of either, who removes the crop or any partthereof from the lands without the consent of the lessor or his assigns, oragainst any other person who may get possession of said crop or any partthereof, to the remedies given in an action upon a claim for the delivery ofpersonal property.

Provided, that when advanceshave been made by the federal government or any of its agencies, to any tenantor tenants on lands under the control of any guardian, executor and/oradministrator for the purpose of enabling said tenant or tenants to plant,cultivate and harvest crops grown on said land, the said guardian, executor,and/or administrator may waive the above lien in favor of the federalgovernment, or any of its agencies, making said advances. (1876‑7,c. 283; Code, s. 1754; Rev., s. 1993; 1917, c. 134; C.S., s. 2355; 1933, c.219; 1985, c. 689, s. 11.)