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6:50 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

Shrimp Harvest in Iowa

Owners John Gielau and Matt Weichers stand in front of Iowa's newest shrimp farm in Cedar Falls
Owners John Gielau and Matt Weichers stand in front of Iowa's newest shrimp farm in Cedar Falls
Credit IPRs Pat Blank

A Cedar Falls man, his wife and brother have launched the state's second shrimp farm. Matt Weichers, his wife Jen and brother John Gielau are raising thousands of Pacific white shrimp in a warehouse near UNI. The building once housed the university's white rat lab used for behavioral research. Now it's filled with 30 blue "hot tubs" and thousands of the critters ready for sale this week.  

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