Water watchers concerned about amount of hay going to China

Outlet: KSL

October 1, 2013

EPHRAIM — Utah farmers are helping to feed China by sending massive amounts of hay overseas. But some critics say those farmers are essentially shipping our precious water over there as well, in the form
of this water-intensive crop. Alfalfa hay is a crop that guzzles lots of water and yet, in the dry
western states, it is one of the biggest money-makers for farmers.