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Newhouse Applauds USDA Rural Development Water Awards for Adams, Douglas Counties

Nov 19 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) released the following statement after receiving notification that projects in the City of Ritzville and the Greater Bar Water District have been selected to receive federal loans and grants through the U.S.

Over 300 Agriculture Groups Send Letter of Support for Farm Workforce Modernization Act

Nov 19 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, over 300 agriculture groups sent a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy in support of H.R.

COLUMN: A Renewed Commitment to Conservation

The students of Job Corps Civilian Conservation Centers were recently given a second chance.

Earlier this year, the future of these programs was threatened when the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) proposed closing 9 of the 25 Civilian Conservation Center (CCC) programs and transferring the operations of the remaining Centers to the Department of Labor (DOL).

COLUMN: A Real, Meaningful Solution for America's Farms

When I talk to farmers in Central Washington and across the country, having access to a stable and legal workforce is often their number one concern. Each year, it becomes harder to hire domestic workers, and farm owners have become increasingly dependent on the H-2A agricultural guestworker program to grow and harvest their goods for market.

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