State provided financial help to Ohio farmers hit by wet weather


Planting was late this year because of wet fields

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(WKBN) – Ohio farmers who have had a tough year got some relief from the state.

Planting was late because of wet fields.

The state said it helped farmers offset losses created by the unpredictable weather.

The Ag-LINK program provided 155 new and refinanced loans totaling $18 million. It reduced loans by 2%, helping farmers finance the upfront operating costs for feed, seed, fertilizer and even fuel.

More info on the Ag-LINK program

The state also has two other programs which provide reduced interest loans for agribusinesses.

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