Hemp to Solve Iowa’s Water Problems

Aaron Schoeneman Environment

In 2013, Iowa enacted the Nutrient Reduction Strategy in response to alarming excesses of nitrates, phosphates, and other pollutants in Iowa’s groundwater. These excess nutrients flow to the Mississippi River and into the Gulf of Mexico where they pool and evolve into a hypoxic “dead zone” impairs marine life and threatening local economies. Iowa’s water quality problem has been magnified …