The general assembly finds that there exists in this state an inadequate supply of agricultural credit and loan financing at affordable interest rates consistent with the needs of many agricultural borrowers, which makes it difficult for persons to get into agriculture or for persons in agriculture to continue operations at present levels and has an adverse effect upon the economic welfare of the people of the state. The agricultural linked deposit program provided for in sections 135.71 to 135.76 of the Revised Code is intended to provide a statewide availability of lower cost funds for lending to persons engaged in agriculture that will materially contribute to the economic revitalization of this state. Accordingly, it is declared to be the public policy of the state through the agricultural linked deposit program to create an availability of lower-cost funds to inject needed capital into the community, sustain or improve agricultural profitability, and protect the jobs of citizens of this state.
Cite as R.C. § 135.72
History. Effective Date: 04-02-1985