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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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Pingree, Newhouse Introduce Bipartisan House Bill to Standardize Food Date Labels, Cut Food Waste

Aug 1 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Reps. Chellie Pingree (D-ME) and Dan Newhouse (R-WA) introduced the bipartisan Food Date Labeling Act, a bill designed to end consumer confusion around food date labeling and ensure Americans do not throw out perfectly good food.

Cantwell, Newhouse Welcome Relief for Washington Cherry Growers

Jul 25 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the details of a $16 billion package aimed at supporting American agriculture producers affected by unjustified retaliatory tariffs by China.

Newhouse Applauds Trade Funding Awarded to Washington Apples and Fruit

Jul 19 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Perdue announced additional funding allocations for 48 organizations through the Agricultural Trade Promotion Program (ATP) to help U.S.

Newhouse Requests Peer Review of Yakima Valley Nitrate Report by EPA Region 10

Jul 1 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) requested that U.S.

COLUMN: Recognizing National Dairy Month

Jun 25 Weekly Column and Op-Ed

June is National Dairy Month, and Washington has many reasons to celebrate. Washington is home to almost 400 dairies, nearly 275,000 cows, and 18,000 dairy jobs. In fact, while Washington may be known for our iconic apples, dairy is our second leading commodity, valued at $1.2 billion.

House Passes Cantwell, Newhouse Measure Supporting Cherry Growers Hurt by Retaliatory Tariffs

Jun 3 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the United States House of Representatives passed a provision pushed by U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), a senior member of the Senate Finance Committee, and Congressman Dan Newhouse (WA-4) that will increase access to aid for cherry growers hurt by the unjustified retaliatory tariffs by China. The measure passed 354-58.

COLUMN: Caring for the Land and Serving People

Jun 3 Weekly Column and Op-Ed

The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) motto is, “Caring for the land and serving people.” That is exactly what the students of USFS Job Corps Civilian Conservation Centers do.

Newhouse, McMorris Rodgers Call on Governor Inslee to Veto Federal Dam Breaching Study

May 20 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Reps. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) and Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following joint statement urging Washington Governor Jay Inslee to veto the $750,000 line item in the capital budget that would commission a state-funded study on breaching the federally-owned and operated Snake River dams in Central Washington: