Stories by Chris Kick

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 […]

Large crowd attends Deere show in Wooster, hears input on 2011 markets

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

WOOSTER, Ohio — Grain farmers are well aware that 2010 was a strong harvest, in yield and in price. But will it continue into the new year, and for how long? Those are some of the questions DTN Senior Analyst Darin Newsom tackled during a presentation at Shearer Equipment’s annual John Deere Day in Wooster, […]

Ohio grazing conference 10 years strong, good mission

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Dairy graziers come by the masses to better their skills, network with other producers.

Produce farmer shares words of wisdom with Ohio growers

Thursday, January 27, 2011

See our report on the food safety portion of the conference here. SANDUSKY, Ohio — When life throws you a bad deal — and it’s sure to happen — you might as well be happy and thankful for what you have. That was part of the message Indiana produce farmer Ed Bell gave at the […]

Ohio-based food safety plan coming together

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Produce safety plan is center stage at annual growers and marketers conference.

‘Affordability is key’ as Ohio weighs new livestock standards

Thursday, January 20, 2011

With animal welfare in mind, board members also must consider demand for food, nutrition.

Grass beats grain at Grim dairy, where farming is seasonal, practical

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Graziers since 1994, and wouldn’t have it any other way.

OLCSB advances more standards, electronic comments to begin Thursday

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio — The first Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board meeting under new Agriculture Director James Zehringer resulted in several standards advancing along the rule-making process. Most notably, the board approved making its “general considerations” document, and its “disabled livestock” document, available for electronic review and comments, via the state’s eNotification system. Comments can be […]

Ohio farmer, collector adds ‘big rig’ to historical collection

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Unusual collection is sign of faith, hard work and oil well history

Ohio exotic industry roaring over governor’s ban

Monday, January 10, 2011

HSUS applauds rule, says private citizens not ‘sophisticated’ enough to own, care for certain animals

Pacelle praises Ohio care board for its work, says ag is ‘noble’

Friday, January 7, 2011

HSUS speaks optimistically about Ohio care board, agriculture

Ohio care board gives go-ahead to swine, disabled livestock

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

OLCSB gives “initial” approval of swine, distressed livestock standards at first meeting of 2011.

OLCSB swine committee recommends stall-free by 2025

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Swine subcommittee trying to even the playing field, no new stall-based facilities after 2025

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 […]


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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.