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Central Washington farmers and producers grow the highest quality hay, wheat and more than 300 specialty crops such as potatoes, cherries, hops, apples, mint and wine grapes. Blessed with the conditions to produce such a diverse range of crops, Washington shares its natural abundance with the world, playing the role of “international supermarket.” In 2014, Washington State exported $8.9 billion in agricultural products, creating jobs and supporting economic growth. In fact, Washington fruit and hay producers export one-third of their harvests to international customers.   

As a third-generation farmer, I understand the importance of agriculture for families, jobs, and trade in Central Washington. I support opening international markets and reducing trade barriers as crucial steps to expand export opportunities that build our area’s economic future. I also believe we must increase water storage capacity and end the “death tax,” which disproportionately harms farmers, their families, and future generations.  I am committed to advocating for policies that promote agricultural abundance and the economic opportunity it brings to Central Washington families.

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House Committee Unanimously Passes Newhouse Bill to Preserve Agricultural Fairs in Central Washington

Sep 21 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) released the following statement after the House Committee on Agriculture passed H.R. 2424, the Agricultural Fairs Rescue Act unanimously by voice vote:

COLUMN: America’s Food Supply is at Risk

Aug 9 Weekly Column and Op-Ed

Last week, Congressman Glenn “GT” Thompson, the Ranking Member of the House Agriculture Committee, joined me in Central Washington to hear firsthand from farmers in our district about the challenges they are facing.

House Agriculture Committee Approves Newhouse-Led Disaster Relief Bill

Jul 28 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) released the following statement after the House Agriculture Committee advanced his legislation, the WHIP+ Reauthorization Act, to provide much-needed relief to agriculture producers who experienced impacts from natural disasters in 2020 and 2021.

Newhouse Advocates for Agriculture Relief Following Historic Wildfires, Droughts, Heat in PNW

Jul 27 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Reps. Dan Newhouse (WA-04) and Suzan DelBene (WA-01) led a bipartisan, bicameral effort to secure more relief for farmers, ranchers, and other agriculture producers in the western United States affected by historic wildfires, droughts, and extreme heat.

Newhouse Honored as “Friend of Farm Bureau” for Support of Washington Agriculture

Jul 14 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) was named a “Friend of Farm Bureau” by the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) for his work supporting Washington’s farmers, ranchers and agricultural communities during the 116th Congress. He was nominated for the award by the Washington Farm Bureau (WFB) and presented the award by WFB President Mike LaPlant.

Newhouse Provides Critical Relief for Agriculture Industry, Expands Labor Access

Jul 13 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) released the following statement after the House Committee on Appropriations approved an amendment introduced by Reps. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) and Henry Cuellar (D-TX) to the Fiscal Year 2022 Homeland Security Appropriations Act. Rep. Newhouse and Rep.

China is Not Our Ally

Jul 6 Weekly Column and Op-Ed

China is not our ally, but apparently Democrats in Congress haven’t received that memo.

Newhouse Applauds Major Investment in Central Washington Economy

Jul 1 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) announced that Darigold, Inc. is building a new premium protein and butter operation in Pasco, Washington. The 400,000-square-foot plant will process approximately eight million pounds of milk a day after construction is complete in 2023.

Newhouse Protects U.S. Food Supply From Chinese Influence

Jun 30 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep.