Posted: Monday, December 03, 2012 8:47 AM
PASCO, Wash. (AP) -- A Japanese company is investing $14 million in the expansion of a hay storage and hay cubing operation at the Port of Pasco's industrial park.
The company, Zen-Noh Hay, ships compressed hay cubes to dairy and beef cattle farmers in Japan and other parts of Asia.
Port Director Jim Toomey told Tri-City Herald (http://is.gd/jfqSZG ) alfalfa hay is a major export crop. About a third of the hay grown in Washington is exported, mostly to Asia.
Information from: Tri-City Herald, http://www.tri-cityherald.com
Copyright 2012 The AP.
Posted By: Marilyn On: 12/3/2012
Title: Tying this with cow/calf producer article
Does anyone but me find it surreal to have one article touting exporting hay to Asia and another talking about how US cow/calf producers are having to face herd reduction or elimination due to the cost of feed?