Newhouse ready to vote
Monday's rally in
"We have a lot of trade battles going on," said
A barge terminal and trains loaded with ag products provided useful optics that drove home the importance of ag to the Mid-Columbia.
Filan said grain farmers are suffering and need the stability an agreement will provide.
"We don't like political volatility," he said.
Trade group hits the road
Time is of the essence, Newhouse agreed.
That's the kind of support Farmers for Free Trade is trying to build in
"Our clients depend every day on trade," said
It dolled up a motorhome with pro-USMCA messages and hit the road. It has covered 15,000 miles in 20 states, persevering through 70-mph winds and tornado threats in the Midwest and a blown tire in
Ratifying the agreement with
"It's critical to show we can make trade agreements with our neighbors," she said.
Advocate say ratifying the complicated deal will help
Retaliatory tariffs cut revenue by 40 percent, to
Balcom said he's eager to rebuild the business now that tariffs are dropped.
"We're going to work hard to get that 40 percent back," he said.
The 2,300 farms of
That was about 17 percent of the state's
The state exported
"(USMCA) is as close to a no brainer as I've ever seen," said
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