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Good Harvest: Virginia's Food Crop Donation Tax Credit

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October 17, 2017

Representatives from First Lady of Virginia's office, Virginia Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry, and Department of Taxation

Through Virginia’s Food Crop Donation Tax Credit, farmers have the opportunity to use their excess crops for a purpose: serving the 1.2 million Virginians who go hungry each year. In this webinar, participants will learn more about how they can make use of the tax credit to donate their excess harvest, give back to hungry families, and receive up to 30% of the value of their donation. The presentation will cover background of the program, a walkthrough on filing for the credit, suggestions on connecting with local food banks, and a question and answer session.   



Food Crop Donation Tax Credit Guidelines:

Food Crop Donation Tax Credit Application and Certification, Schedule CR:

Virginia Federation of Food Banks:

Virginia Food Access Network:

Federal Charitable Deduction, Publication 526:

Food Crop Donation Tax Credit.pdf PDF of PowerPoint Slides from Food Crop Tax Credit Webinar

The Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition is a state-wide and coalition-based Extension program, housed in Virginia Tech’s Department of Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education. Funding was sponsored by the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP) of the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Award #2017-70011-26861, and the Southern Risk Management Education Center Grant #545015. For more information about the program, contact Katie Trozzo, Program Coordinator, at or 540-231-4582.   For other questions, contact Kim Niewolny, Program Director, at

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