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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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