Bonamici takes up nutgrowers cause
In addition to quickly lending her office's support in coordinating efforts to engage the Trump administration on the issue, Bonamici also wanted to connect more directly with those who would be hurt by the escalating trade war with China. She had that opportunity Aug. 8 at the Allison Inn and Spa, where local farmers shared their stories and, through the Associated Oregon Hazelnut Industries, honored the congresswoman with its 2018 Legislative Champion Award. "I've had several conversations with Larry George about the issue, but it really helps to hear from farmers, to hear their stories," Bonamici said. "I think it reinforced that these are family businesses and these policies, these tariffs are going to affect real families and businesses here in Yamhill County and in Oregon."