New state tax credit available for farm produce donations

Iowa farmers who end up with extra sweet corn, apples or tomatoes during the growing season can now donate their fresh produce to a local food bank and qualify for a new state tax credit.

The Farm to Food Donation Tax Credit, approved by the Iowa Legislature last year, gives taxpayers a 15 percent tax credit, up to $5,000, for donating food to a registered emergency feeding organization.

The Food Bank of Iowa and other local food-relief organizations are trying to raise awareness among farmers, as well as gardeners, about the new food donation tax credit.

"There have been people who ...

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