Stories by Chris Kick

World Trade Org. says COOL is unfair to Canada, Mexico

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The battle over country of origin labeling continues, amid threats from neighboring countries to limit trade.

Vilsack says bioproducts complement ag, create a new economy

Thursday, October 9, 2014

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack spoke about the opportunities of products made from plants and agriculture, during the Bioproducts World Showcase.

Harvest still in early stages, but progress being made

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Grain farmers take advantage of mild weather, before the rain.

OSU economist says taxing farmers would resolve phosphorus issue

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Economist says a 135 percent tax would result in an acceptable reduction in phosphorus leaving farmers’ fields

Ohio’s water quality issue mostly voluntary, for now

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

LONDON, Ohio — So far, most of the conservation practices in the Lake Erie watersheds and across Ohio are done on a voluntary basis, and farmers generally want to keep it that way. But that could change, depending on the situation in Ohio’s water bodies. Terry Cosby, the state conservationist for the USDA Natural Resources […]

Gypsum: the mineral that could help balance others

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

A byproduct of coal-fired power plants could make an exceptional soil amendment and help reduce nutrient loss.

New record at Tuscarawas County Fair sale

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The Tuscarawas County Fair set another sale record.

Seed companies working on a prescription for each field

Thursday, September 18, 2014

With new data and modern technology, seed companies can now prescribe the best seeds directly to your farm.

Farm Science Review opens with farm bill commodity discussion

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The 2014 Farm Science Review is underway, with new terms and technologies on display.

Ohio farmers encouraged to practice ‘quality’ no-till

Sunday, September 14, 2014

No-till field day highlights the many benefits of ‘quality’ no-till.

Custom farming rates going up, but so are the costs

Friday, September 12, 2014

Planting, tillage and harvesting all show significant price increases, according to Ohio State’s biennial custom farming survey.

Ohio fertilizer rule about education, awareness

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Farmers say new certification to apply fertilizer will be a way of continuing their education, and helping protect resources.

Ohio farmers engage in on-farm nutrient research

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Northwestern Ohio farmers aren’t waiting to tackle the issue of water quality.

Sign-up begins for Dairy Margin Protection Program

Friday, August 29, 2014

Secretary Vilsack says program acts as a form of insurance for dairy producers.

Indian Run Farms runs on perseverance

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Elliott family keeps it simple in Knox County, but productive.

Portage County Fair auction 2014

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Portage County Fair held another successful auctions, with several new records.

Lake Erie: challenges ahead, but progress being made

Monday, August 25, 2014

OSU holds science writers workshop to update media about issues facing Lake Erie.

NOAA says Lake Erie algae forecast unchanged

Monday, August 25, 2014

NOAA scientist gives late-summer update on algae forecast.

Retiring Ohio Holstein editor helped ‘bridge the gap’

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Ohio Holstein magazine editor retiring after accomplished career.

Manure Science Review encourages Ohio farmers to get technical

Friday, August 15, 2014

Ohio’s Manure Science Review breaks down the science of livestock waste application.

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About Chris

Chris Kick lives in Wooster, Ohio. An American FFA Degree recipient, he holds a bachelor’s in creative writing from Ashland University. He spends his free time on his grandparents’ farms in Wayne and Holmes counties.