Stories by Chris Kick

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 […]

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 […]


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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.