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