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

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.

Newhouse Joins Colleagues to Urge Support for H-2A Visa Processing

Mar 19 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep.

Newhouse, Scalise Lead 130 Members to Support NEPA Modernization

Mar 4 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) and Rep.

Newhouse Addresses National Potato Council, Urges Senate Action on Ag Labor Reform

Feb 25 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) addressed potato growers from Central Washington and across the country at the National Potato Council’s 2020 Potato D.C. Fly-In. They discussed H.R.

COLUMN: A Monumental Week for U.S. Trade

Jan 20 Weekly Column and Op-Ed

In Central Washington, we understand how reliant our economy is on international trade. From our flourishing agriculture industry to our small business and manufacturers, we all feel the effects of strong trade agreements with our global partners.

Newhouse Requests Support from USTR to Strengthen Washington Asparagus Industry

Jan 14 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) sent a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, thanking him for his work negotiating the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and urging further action to support and strengthen the Washington asparagus industry.

Newhouse, McMorris Rodgers Blast Wasteful State Report on Lower Snake River Dams

Dec 20 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Reps.

Newhouse Applauds Passage of USMCA After Year of Urging Support

Dec 19 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) released the following statement after voting to ratify the United States-Mexico-Canada trade agreement:  

Bipartisan Farm Workforce Modernization Act Passes the House of Representatives

Dec 11 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, a bipartisan bill spearheaded by Reps. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA-19) and Dan Newhouse (R-WA-04), passed the U.S. House of Representatives with a 260-165 vote.