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It may not be Iowa chestnuts roasting over the open fire this year

It may not be Iowa chestnuts roasting over the open fire this year

It may be harvest season, but Iowa’s chestnut trees don’t have much to offer as a year of wet weather decimated the crop.

Tom Wahl  of Red Fern Farm in Louisa County has about a thousand chestnut trees which usually produce a lucrative crop on his diverse farm. This year, his chestnut trees produced nothing and a few of his trees, in the wettest soil, died. Wahl is confident things will average out next year.

Read the full article on the Radio Iowa website.



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