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PC’s suggest tax break for Ontario farmers

July 12, 2013 - The Progressive Conservatives say Ontario could feed more hungry children and adults by giving a tax break to farmers who donate produce to food banks.

They say the tax credit -- which they believe would cost about $750,000 a year -- would fight two problems: hunger and waste.

Tories Bob Bailey and Ernie Hardeman say many farmers have to destroy produce they can't sell, which could be put to better use.

They say the equivalent of about 11 million kilograms of food a year is going to landfills or plowed back into fields.