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Hay Growers' Conference in Kennewick

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KENNEWICK, Wash. -- Hay growers from across the state come together to learn about the latest  developments in their industry.

Vendors at today's conference say Washington is one of the nation's largest producers of alfalfa hay.

Vendors today brought the latest in tractors and heavy machinery but also the latest in twine and other products used in producing and exporting hay. 

Farmers say one of the most important things about conferences like this is that it gives them a chance to find new areas where they can expand their business. 

Farmers say another goal is to be more efficient. The Kennewick conference at the Three Rivers Convention Center continues tomorrow. 

One of the major issues  is water and the plans for a large aquifer in the Columbia Basin. 
Vendors say the demands for water in the area  continues to grow.