Stories by Chris Kick

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.

Renting maple trees? Some say ‘sweet’ deal

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Scroll down for slide show. SALEM, Ohio — You don’t have to own your own boiler house, or even your own buckets and taps to enjoy the bounty of Ohio’s maple syrup. Growing interest in this savory topping, and in preserving the maple tree, has woodlot owners pursuing creative ways to offer their own trees […]

Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board approves civil penalties

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

With euthanasia standards approved Oct. 5, civil penalties came next.

Schools and their Farm to School projects

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Editor’s Note: This is a list of the initial grant recipients in the Farm to School program. Click here for a highlight of the program and a visit by Ohio’s Agriculture Director Robert Boggs. Five Ohio schools were awarded $2,000 grants through the Ohio Farm to School Initiative. The recipients are Carrollton Extempted Village School […]

Ohio students benefit from Farm to School

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Lunch is more than a meal at River View schools, where students grow some of the servings.

New group calls on dairymen to ‘take charge’

Monday, October 18, 2010

Group hopes to unite nation of dairy producers to gain market control, better pricing.

Hard work, fiscal sense the formula for Horn beef farm

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Sons, mother keep farm going after death of proprietor.

Care board hears feedback on veal standards, big decision ahead

Thursday, October 7, 2010

With euthanasia standards approved, rules for veal and other species are up next.

Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board adopts State’s first standards: euthanasia

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Euthanasia standards approved, will now enter the legal review process.

Stark Farm Bureau honors Tressel for distinguished service

Friday, October 1, 2010

This year’s distinguished service award at the Stark County Farm Bureau annual meeting went to Jim Tressel, a 13-year president of the county’s fair board. Tressel and his wife, Nancy, own and operate a 123-acre farm and specialize in poultry. They have raised more than 2 million broilers in the last 17 years and also […]

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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.