Stories by Chris Kick

Ohio care board reverses veal decision, allows calves to turn around

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Large crowd attends care board meeting to voice opinions … most appear content with decision.

Ohio exotics ban to expire, ODNR work group plans new policy

Monday, April 4, 2011

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Owners of so-called “dangerous wild animals” can breathe a sigh of relief, at least for now. The executive order banning “possession, sale, and transfer” of such animals and signed the last few days of former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland’s term will expire on April 6, due to “fundamental structural problems” related to […]

Loose animal legislation sets standards for liability

Monday, April 4, 2011

WOOSTER, Ohio — Farmers whose livestock get loose should soon have a clearer set of standards for any civil or criminal liability. House Bill 22, better known as the animals at large legislation, was approved by a unanimous House vote March 1, and was approved unanimously by the Senate Agriculture Committee March 9. The bill […]

USDA planting projections: Corn and wheat up, beans down slightly …

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Prospective Plantings report shows big trends in planting forecasts

Social media can help market small farms, too

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

This is the sidebar to the main story about the small farm conference. Click here to read the main story. MASSILLON, Ohio — It’s free, it’s easy to use and it can help you build customer relations and market more of your product. Those were some of the selling points two speakers gave on social […]

Ohio small farmers learn big-farm marketing success

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Small farmer conference offers useful insight for landowners of smaller acreages.

Dairy Policy Action Coalition goals

Monday, March 28, 2011

Here are some of the things DPAC wants to accomplish. More is available on their website. To view the news story that goes with this list, click here. • A transparent and simplified milk pricing system. The group is focusing on market transparency and price discovery, along with policies and changes in federal pricing, to […]

Dairy coalition group making positive strides for farmers

Monday, March 28, 2011

It’s based in Pa. and Ohio, but its mission is being taken to Washington and beyond.

New season at OARDC brings signs of hope and progress

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

WOOSTER, Ohio — There’s still some uncertainty as administrators for the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center in Wooster assess the total damage done by a major tornado Sept. 16. Funding sources are still being sought, and the value of some assets like research projects and plants and seeds may not be known for years. […]

Ohio Farm Bureau presidents get congressional insight at capitol

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Congressional leaders discuss the biggest issues facing agriculture.

Medina farmer awaits decision on ammonia tank

Friday, March 18, 2011

Anhydrous ammonia hearing reset.

Ohio Farm Bureau presidents talk ag policy at Capitol

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Economy, energy and EPA a few of the early Ohio Farm Bureau topics in D.C.

Ohio board’s veal standard drawing lots of comments

Friday, March 11, 2011

Comment period continues through March 15.

What do HSUS’ 500,000 unofficial signatures really mean for Ohio?

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Organization reports 500,000 signatures, but none have been validated.

Severe weather causes widespread flooding, sheep loss at Ohio farm

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Ice, snow and rain have been a catastrophic combination in recent days.

Byers brothers sold on shorthorns

Friday, March 4, 2011

Breed improvement and carcass quality is the focus for this Ashland County beef farm.

Tillage conference draws large crowd, attention to yield

Friday, March 4, 2011

Reaching 300 bushels per acre corn is a major milestone, but with the right factors, it can be done.

Ohio’s veal standard: deal breaker, or board-based decision?

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

HSUS objects to Ohio care board’s decision on veal standards.

Ohio care board OKs stall confinement for young veal calves

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

A close call, but majority says confinement offers benefits for calves 10 weeks and younger.

Rules put Ohio veal industry in jeopardy, some producers say

Friday, February 25, 2011

A petition has been signed by farmers who say they do not plan to be in business, under current proposals.

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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.