Legislation Aims to Help Farmers Bring Crops to Food Banks
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 01/11/2018
A state lawmaker is sponsoring a bill that would provide grants to help cover the cost for farmers who want to donate some of their crops to area food banks. Rep. Scott Krug says many farmers would be interested in donating their surplus produce to help
those less fortunate, but may not be able to afford the cost of harvest and transportation.
Some of the money could also be used to help process the food so it can be stored and distributed safely.
The measure has already cleared the Assembly Agriculture Committee and is set to be voted by the full Assembly at the end of the month.
If approved, the grant program would be administered by the state's agriculture department as part of a four year pilot project.
Recipients could get up to $250,000 per year as part of the legislation.