Paul Miller

Grant could help Wisconsin farmers donate extra produce

A proposed grant could make it less costly for Wisconsin farmers to harvest and transport leftover produce to food banks.

Rep. Scott Krug, R-Nekoosa is one of the lawmakers behind legislation that would create a $250,000 grant through the state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, Wisconsin Public Radio reported .

Local farmer Paul Miller said he's been donating extra carrots from his fields to area food banks for the last seven years. But Miller said it costs him several thousand dollars to harvest and transport the vegetables.

The high cost of harvesting and transporting produce can be a barrier that stops farmers from donating extra produce,...