Stories by Chris Kick

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.

OLCSB advances dairy, beef, sheep and goat standards

Friday, February 25, 2011

Four more livestock standards available for public comments in Ohio.

Organics and local food reign at OEFFA conference

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Organic producers gather to celebrate another year of success and continue education.

Ice road trucker: Hauling milk is all-weather task

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Reporter spends day learning the basics of milk hauling, especially in bad weather.

OLCSB advances more standards, could reach milestone by spring

Friday, February 11, 2011

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio — The Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board advanced four more sets of rules to public comments through the state’s e-notification system during its regular meeting on Feb. 8. Moving on are the standards for swine, poultry layers, turkey and turkey breeders, and poultry broilers and breeders. Drafts of all four are available for […]

Medina trustees want tougher regs on anhydrous ammonia tanks

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Trustees file complaint against Ohio Department of Agriculture to stop use of 12,000-gallon anhydrous tank; ODA counters suit has no legal standing.

Ohio exotic animal owners await Kasich decision on ban

Friday, February 4, 2011

WOOSTER, Ohio — It could still be a couple weeks before Ohio’s new governor takes a close look at an emergency order signed by former Gov. Ted Strickland, banning ownership and sale of certain “dangerous wild animals.” When he does, feedback from both sides will be abundant. The Ohio Division of Wildlife plans to present […]

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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.