Newhouse Confident Lawmakers Will Help Farmers

When the CARES Act was passed, it was done so to help offset the financial damage done to the Ag industry at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, such as the cancellation of contracts, and the closure of international destinations. But the effects of the pandemic continue to be felt for many commodities across the Northwest and across the country. So, many are starting to wonder if there be an additional round of aid for the farm economy in the coming months.

Central Washington’s Dan Newhouse said lawmakers are keeping a close eye on farm country, and if additional needs arise, D.C. will act accordingly.

“I’m trying to be optimistic, but realistic as well.  Our supply chains have been interrupted our markets have been interrupted there are a lot of challenges we face in agriculture, so if in fact all of those things continue to come together as the harvest season approaches and we still are struggling, I’m hopeful we can make that case and that Congress will be there for the American farmers when they need them.”

Newhouse says he is confident that lawmakers will do what is needed in order to keep a strong agricultural industry and that a lot of people will step up to the plate and make it happen.


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