Utah businesses depending on farmers and ranchers in Box Elder, Cache, Rich and Weber counties can apply for low-interest economic injury disaster loans from the Small Business Administration.

Excessive moisture from April 1 to Aug. 31, 1997, caused many farmers and ranchers to have reduced incomes, which may have had an adverse impact on businesses depending on those people for sales.SBA officials said farmers and ranchers are not eligible for this loan program but may be eligible for disaster assistance through other federal agencies. The deadline for applying for a loan is Sept. 9.