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This is the second installment of a multi-part series about growing hemp as a commercial crop here in Iowa. Here, we continue to share the experiences of Nate Alber, a first-year hemp farmer, since his crop was planted.

INDEPENDENCE – Regardless of the type of agricultural operation, area farmers are sweating about the impact of the ongoing dry conditions on their crops, their livestock, and their bottom line. For hemp farmer Nate Alber of Independence, it’s been “a learning year.”

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