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Jared Strong

Jared Strong

Jared Strong is senior reporter for the Iowa Capital Dispatch, a Newseline sibling site. He has written about Iowans and the important issues that affect them for more than 15 years, previously for the Carroll Times Herald and the Des Moines Register.

Thanksgiving holiday renews focus on bird flu, rising costs

By: - November 23, 2022

This story first appeared in the Iowa Capital Dispatch. Fresh turkeys are more expensive and smaller than usual leading into the Thanksgiving holiday, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. That’s due, in part, to the deadly and highly transmissible avian influenza that has wracked turkey producers this year. The virus, which is transmitted by […]

Manure leaks into Iowa creek from new ‘green’ facility

By: - February 12, 2022

This story originally appeared in the Iowa Capital Dispatch.  A new facility in northwest Iowa that was built to create environmentally friendly fuel from cow manure polluted a creek last week when it leaked an estimated 376,000 gallons of manure water, according to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. The manure digester near Rock Valley […]