Stories by Chris Kick

Food safety act gets final House nod, awaits president’s decision

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Bill is an historical overhaul of food safety, but still allows an exception.

JCARR to review Ohio’s first livestock care standards

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio — The euthanasia standards and civil penalties approved this year by the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board are scheduled for review on Dec. 22 at the statehouse. Ohio’s rule-review body — the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review — will hold a hearing to review the documents and public comments presented during a […]

Ohio Grain Farmers Symposium nets favorable updates for corn, beans and wheat

Friday, December 17, 2010

Corn, soybean and wheat associations note success at annual symposium.

Ohio shepherds symposium recognizes best

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Gary Saylor (left), Larry Mead, and Greg and Deb Deakin were awarded the distinguished service honor at the Buckeye Shepherd’s Symposium, held Saturday, Dec. 11 in Wooster, Ohio.

Diverse crowd and views typical at Ohio’s livestock care meetings

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Public shares wide-ranging comments at final meeting of 2010.

OLCSB reformats standards for last meeting

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Board wraps up first year with more deliberations, new format.

OLCSB approaches last meeting of 2010

Friday, December 3, 2010

A new administration, new year could be defining moment for care board.

Senate passes food safety bill

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Bill will strengthen food policy, and make exemptions for small and local producers.

Holmes SWCD honors best in conservation, youth essay winners

Thursday, November 25, 2010

WALNUT CREEK, Ohio — The Holmes County Soil and Water Conservation District celebrated its best in conservation at the annual banquet, held Nov. 18 at the Carlisle Village Inn in Walnut Creek. The Friend of Conservation Award went to Congressman-elect Bob Gibbs, who currently is serving as state senator in the 22 district. Gibbs is […]

Food safety bill promises major change

Monday, November 22, 2010

WOOSTER, Ohio — A major food safety bill that will increase and combine regulatory powers of the Department of Health and Human Services,U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Department of Homeland Security and the Food and Drug Administration appears to be on its way to becoming law. The Food Safety Modernization Act, or S.B. 510, has cleared […]

OLCSB has hands full deciding veal standards, future of livestock in Ohio

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Veal still being debated, but getting a lot of input along the way.

Ohio dairy association talks ‘voice,’ from hiring to building relationships

Thursday, November 11, 2010

ODPA holds fall meetings to discuss accomplishments, and the road ahead.

‘Human error’ leads to egg recall involving Ohio Fresh Eggs

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

No illnesses, but situation could have been serious.

Ohio farm stay shares country living experience

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

They admit to being farmer ‘newbies,’ but Dan and Annette Morgan plan to continue learning, and sharing their lessons.

‘Buckeye Compromise’ still in place, though its broker, Gov. Strickland, is soon to bow out

Friday, November 5, 2010

What will the agreement with Ohio farm groups and HSUS mean with a new governor? Time will tell.

OLCSB hears multiple veal proposals, favors two production ‘concepts’

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board discussed conflicting recommendations at its Nov. 2 meeting.

USDA official inspects OARDC storm damage, recovery continues

Friday, October 29, 2010

WOOSTER, Ohio — Officials continue to clean, assess and rebuild at Ohio State University’s Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center in Wooster, Ohio, more than 40 days after an EF-2 tornado caused extensive damage. On Oct. 28, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Kathleen Merrigan toured the grounds of the campus, alongside U.S. Rep. John Boccieri, […]

Vilsack, Boggs talk Ohio food policy in Columbus

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Say all of agriculture is important, but local foods the focus of this discussion.

OLCSB subcommittee, animal rights activists at odds over veal housing

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board will need to decide from differing recommendations.

Early start leads to near-perfect harvest

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

WOOSTER, Ohio — A dry harvest season. High yields. Commodity prices rising. Three things that sound good for corn and soybean growers in Ohio and Pennsylvania. After a wet harvest last fall that caused issues with mold and prevented farmers from entering the fields on time, this year’s harvest is turning out totally different.

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