ISSAQUAH, WA – Dr. Kim Schrier for Congress has released a new TV ad, “Hay”. As the only member of Congress from the Pacific Northwest on the House Committee on Agriculture, Rep. Schrier continues to advocate on behalf of farmers across the Eighth district and Washington state.
Rep. Schrier is a champion for our farmers. Some of her accomplishments include:
Rep. Schrier fought to open a 49-acre pop-up container site at the Ports of Seattle and Tacoma that accepts dry agricultural or refrigerated containers for temporary storage to combat the nearly 30% decline in agricultural exports caused by unreliable international shipping companies, excessive holding fees, and severe back ups at the ports.
She is taking on supply chain disruptions by investigating ocean carriers’ unfair business practices and prohibiting shipping companies or terminal operators from unreasonably refusing cargo space when it’s available. This law protects 8th district farmers by cracking down on shipping companies leaving our ports with empty containers instead of Washington agricultural products. The Ocean Shipping Reform Act passed the House with bipartisan support and has been signed into law by the President.
She knows how critical crop insurance is to WA farmers and to the stability of our economy. Crop insurance is important now more than ever with the extreme weather and supply chain issues we are all experiencing, and she is willing to go above and beyond to support our farmers and our food supply chain by protecting crop insurance for our farmers.
She hosted a House Agriculture Committee Farm Bill Listening Session in Carnation this summer, to give Washington farmers the ability to participate in the farm bill process and advocate for the issues they most care about. These issues were then taken back to the other Washington to be crafted into legislation that addresses farmers’ needs.
“Did you know Washington State harvests over half a million acres of hay each year? But when Covid slowed supply chains, it kept crops from getting to market,” said Rep. Schrier. “So I worked with both parties to get farmers relief and hold the Biden administration accountable to get supply routes back open.”