New York: New Tax Credit for Farmers Donating Fruits/Vegetables to Foodbanks

Earlier this week, the Associated Press reported that, “Anti-hunger advocates in New York are cheering the passage of a new tax credit for farmers who donate fruits and vegetables to foodbanks.

“The initiative was included in a $153 billion state budget that won final legislative approval on Sunday.

“Farmers already donate millions of pounds of food every year, but say a tax credit for donations would reduce the costs of harvesting and transporting surplus crops that would otherwise go to waste.”

The AP article added that, “The credit is limited to $5,000 per year.”

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