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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.

More on Agriculture

Newhouse, Lofgren Reintroduce Bill to Improve Agriculture Labor Program

Mar 3 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Reps. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) and Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) reintroduced the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, which aims to ensure a legal, reliable workforce for America’s farmers and ranchers.

COLUMN: A Voice for Washington Agriculture

Feb 1 Weekly Column and Op-Ed

Central Washington is one of the most agriculturally rich and diverse regions in the United States. Since coming to Congress, I have had the honor of representing our agricultural producers, advocating for strong trade agreements and market protection measures, and securing the tools and resources our state needs to remain at the cutting edge of agriculture innovation.

Newhouse Appointed to Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee

Jan 28 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) announced that he has been newly appointed to the powerful House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, and Food and Drug Administration. He will also continue to serve on the Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies as well as the Subcommittee on the Legislative Branch.  

Newhouse Reintroduces Bill to Provide Wildfire Relief to Washington Producers

Jan 11 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) joined Reps. Mike Thompson (D-CA), Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Barbara Lee (D-CA), and Jimmy Panetta (D-CA) to reintroduce the WHIP+ Reauthorization Act

Newhouse Leads Call to Protect Agricultural Workers

Jan 11 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Reps. Dan Newhouse (R-WA), Jimmy Panetta (D-CA), Jim Costa (D-CA), Doug LaMalfa (R-CA), Salud Carbajal (D-CA), and Fred Upton (R-MI) led 70 colleagues in a bipartisan letter to U.S.

COLUMN: Representing Our Values in the 117th Congress

Jan 4 Weekly Column and Op-Ed

This week, we convened the 117th Congress, and it is my sincere honor to begin a fourth term as the Representative for Washington’s 4th Congressional District.

Newhouse-Led Effort to Modernize Water Supply Infrastructure Included in Year-End Spending Package

Dec 22 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The end-of-year spending package passed by both Chambers of Congress on December 21, included ground-breaking provisions Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) introduced to maintain and update critical Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) water supply infrastructure projects across the rural West.

COLUMN: Celebrating the Spirit of Christmas

Dec 21 Weekly Column and Op-Ed

As we enter the 10th month of the COVID-19 crisis, I find myself looking forward to this Christmas season. Festivities and celebrations will undoubtedly look different, and some traditions and customary gatherings may not be feasible this year – but holiday spirit is just as important as ever.

What They Are Saying: Newhouse Elected Western Caucus Chairman

Nov 24 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On November 19, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) was unanimously elected as Chairman of the Congressional Western Caucus for the 117th Congress.

Newhouse Joins Bipartisan Colleagues to Introduce Bill Reauthorizing WHIP Program for 2020 Wildfires

Nov 19 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) joined Reps. Mike Thompson (D-CA), Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Barbara Lee (D-CA), and Jimmy Panetta (D-CA) to introduce the 2020 WHIP+ Authorization Act.