Ross on Farms and Food Banks

Taylor HillmanGeneral

California Agriculture Secretary, Karen Ross, says California farms can help fill the shelves at food banks.

She co-penned an opinion-editorial for the Monterey County Herald, along with Sue Sigler, that highlights the efforts of Ocean Mist Farms, which contributed more than a million pounds of produce last year to the California Association of Food Banks, and Driscoll Berries, which last year donated more than 4 million pounds of berries to food banks. She says legislation passed last year creates a state tax credit for 10 percent of the inventoried value of fresh fruit and vegetable donations to food banks.

You can read the article here.