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Wed February 20, 2013
Bill Would Give Kentucky Farmers Tax Credit for Food Bank Donations
Kentucky farmers who donate produce to food banks would get a tax credit under a bill being considered in Frankfort.
The measure is sponsored by House Agriculture Committee Chairman Tom McKee. He says the ten percent credit could help get more fruits and vegetables to a growing number of families in need.
"It’s something that I’ve become very passionate about after learning that last year, 650,000 people in our great state, at one time or another, accessed a food bank---accessed a food bank. So we have a hard time understanding sometimes what it’s like to be hungry," McKee told fellow lawmakers this week.
McKee’s bill was approved by the House Appropriations and Revenue Committee. It now goes to the House floor.