A lien hereby is created in favor of the State Department of Agriculture upon all real and personal property belonging to any person who fails to pay the department for services or materials furnished within 60 days after the due date in a sum equal to the amount due.
The lien, which shall be valid until paid in full, attaches upon the filing of a Notice of Claim of Lien with the county clerk of the county in which the property is located. The notice of lien claim shall contain a true statement of the amount due. The county clerk shall record the claim of lien and shall receive the same fees as are allowed by law for recording other lien instruments.
The lien created by this section may be foreclosed in the circuit court in the same manner provided by law for the foreclosure of other liens on real or personal property.
The lien created by this section is prior to all liens and encumbrances recorded subsequent to the filing of claim of lien, except taxes and labor liens. [1959 c.229 §6; 1961 c.425 §3]