Loans available for Mid-Columbia spring crop damage

Local farmers and ranchers who suffered losses because of freezing spring temperatures may be eligible for low-interest emergency loans.

A recent Secretary of Agriculture disaster designation has activated the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency Emergency Loan Program.

Applicants must have family-sized farms and not be able to get credit from another organization.

For more information, call the Franklin County FSA at 509-545-8543.