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Lawmakers Introduce Legislation To Increase Trade Programs
Lawmakers Introduce Legislation To Increase Trade Programs
On Thursday, a host of lawmakers, including Washington’s Dan Newhouse and Kim Schrier introduced legislation that looks to boost trade and support American farmers.  The Supporting Market Access to Reinvigorate Trade (SMART) Act of 2022, would increase funding to several trade focused programs at USDA, including the Market Access Program (MAP) and Foreign Market Development Program (FMDP).     Oth
Lawmakers Seek Answers Regarding Climate Smart Commodities
Lawmakers Seek Answers Regarding Climate Smart Commodities
The Congressional Western Caucus wants information regarding oversight of the Climate-Smart Commodities pilot program.  In a letter this week to the Biden administration, led by central Washington’s Dan Newhouse, as well as Maryland’s Andy Harris, the caucus outlined concerns regarding the program, which was created with no direction from Congress.  The lawmakers want ...
Newhouse: Washington Has Great Potential For Ag Growth
Newhouse: Washington Has Great Potential For Ag Growth
Farming is a multi-billion-dollar industry for the state of Washington, but Dan Newhouse says more ag business can be done in the Evergreen state.  The central Washington representative said there’s a lot of potential for growth and future development, such as the recent ground breaking of Darigold’s million-dollar facility outside of Pasco.  Newhouse says to en...
SEC Proposal Will Put Family Farms Out Of Business, Newhouse Says
SEC Proposal Will Put Family Farms Out Of Business, Newhouse Says
Last month, Dan Newhouse joined over 80 House colleagues in the introduction of the Protect Farmers from the SEC act.  The legislation is a direct response to the SEC’s Proposed climate disclosure rule.  Newhouse says the SEC’s proposal would force publicly traded companies to require small, independent, family farms to report on-farm data regarding individual operations and day-to-day activities.
Newhouse Rolls Out ‘Protect Farmers From The SEC Act’
Newhouse Rolls Out ‘Protect Farmers From The SEC Act’
On Thursday, alongside more than 80 of his House colleagues, Congressman Dan Newhouse introduced the Protect Farmers from the SEC Act.   Newhouse said the legislation is in direct response to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s proposed climate disclosure rule, “The Enhancement and Standardization of Climate-Related Disclosures for Investors”, a rule he says would effectively force publi
Newhouse Remains Optimistic That FWMA Will Pass
Newhouse Remains Optimistic That FWMA Will Pass
Time may be running short, but Dan Newhouse remains optimistic that the Senate will address ag labor needs via his Farm Workforce Modernization Act.  The legislation which already cleared the House, has stalled in the Senate.  And while the window for the 117th Congress is starting to close, the Chair of the Western Caucus believes lawmakers can act in the coming months.    “We have ...

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