FILE - In this April 20, 2020, file photo, a farmer is silhouetted by the setting sun as a field is planted near Walford, Iowa. U.S. farmers across the nation leaned more heavily upon the federal government last year to finance their agricultural operations amid low commodity prices and trade disputes, and more of the money they borrowed from taxpayers is now delinquent.

FILE – On this April 20, 2020, file picture, a farmer is silhouetted by the setting solar as a discipline is planted close to Walford, Iowa. U.S. farmers throughout the nation leaned extra closely upon the federal authorities final 12 months to finance their agricultural operations amid low commodity costs and commerce disputes, and extra of the cash they borrowed from taxpayers is now delinquent.

Jim Slosiarek

In a story Might 20, 2020, about farm mortgage delinquencies, The Related Press erroneously reported that the USDA’s Farm Service Company has lent starting farmers and smaller agricultural operations $12.7 trillion. The correct quantity is $12.7 billion.