Hawaii has become the first U.S. state to approve tax credits for organic farmers, a huge potential boost for the industry.
A bill now awaiting Gov. David Ige’s signature would provide farmers up to $50,000 in tax credits to help offset the costs of getting certified as organic by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The measure, if it becomes law, may encourage similar programs in other states and help feed America’s growing appetite for organic foods.
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