$14 million expansion of Pasco hay export plant

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Associated Press

Posted on December 4, 2012 at 5:32 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.

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Information from: Tri-City Herald, http://www.tri-cityherald.com

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