Hoosier Farmers Eligible for Federal Assistance Following Low-Yield Harvest

The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently declared Indiana farmers are eligible for Farm Service Agency assistance following an unusually rainy planting season in 2019. Federal assistance includes access to low-interest loans if farmers can prove their crops lost at least 30 percent of crop yields. Indiana’s quality of corn and soybean crops were well below the national average this year, resulting mainly from a late start for crop planting this past spring. A report from The Times says those who qualify for low-interest loans can use the money to pay production costs, cover living expenses, restore property, refinance debts or reorganize their farming operations. The deadline to apply for federal assistance is April 29th of 2020.