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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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Jul 9 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) introduced the American Farms, Food Banks, and Families Act to ensure our nation’s food supply chain remains a national priority.

Newhouse Applauds Addition of Apples, Potatoes to USDA COVID-19 Aid Program

Jul 9 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) issued the following statement after U.S.

Newhouse, Cantwell Lead Delegation Call to Support Washington Agriculture, Specialty Crops

Jul 7 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) and Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) led the Washington state congressional delegation in sending a letter to U.S.

Newhouse Joins Colleagues to Lead Bipartisan Effort to Include Apple Growers in Pandemic Relief

Jun 23 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Reps. Anthony Brindisi (D-NY), Elise Stefanik (R-NY), and Dan Newhouse (R-WA) led a bipartisan letter, signed by 25 Members of Congress, calling on the U.S.

McMorris Rodgers, Newhouse Fight for Washington Wheat Growers in Letter to USDA

Jun 5 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA-05) and Dan Newhouse (R-WA-04) sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) to protect Washington wheat growers by urging USDA to include three classes of wheat for coverage under the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP).

Newhouse Leads Call to USDA: Support Specialty Crop Producers Through COVID-19 Pandemic

Apr 14 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) led a letter with Reps. Jimmy Panetta (D-CA), Fred Upton (R-MI), and Henry Cuellar (D-TX) to U.S.

COLUMN: Food Security is National Security

Mar 23 Weekly Column and Op-Ed

In the United States and in Washington, we are fortunate to have an abundance of agriculture. We are even more fortunate to have the hard-working men and women who work to keep food on our tables. Keeping our food supply chain stable – especially in times of crisis or distress – is critical to ensuring the health and safety of all Americans.