United Fresh Produce Association,  the national trade association for the fresh produce industry in Washington, D.C., has endorsed Dan Newhouse who is running in Washington’s Fourth Congressional District.

“We are proud to join a number of our pro-business partners from across the district in supporting Dan’s efforts to represent the this important congressional district to the fresh produce industry,” said Robert Guenther, Senior Vice President of Public Policy, who attended a campaign event in Yakima. “Dan’s commitment to agriculture and pro-business solutions during his career as farmer, in the State Legislature, and as Director of Washington State Department of Agriculture, is the right type of individual we need in the nation’s capital to rebuild our economy.” Guenther stated.

United Fresh, which represents over 1,700 companies across the country, has over 70 member companies in the state of Washington. Washington is one of the most important fruit and vegetable producing states in the county with more than 8,000 farms and 360,000 acres of production valued at over $3.9 billion.

Newhouse is a grower whose family owns a 600-acre farm in the Sunnyside area. They grow hops, tree fruit, grapes and alfalfa. Also running for that seat is Clint Didier, a farmer from the Pasco area. Both are Republicans.