Stories by Chris Kick

House and Senate ag committees approve 2013 farm bill

Friday, May 17, 2013

WASHINGTON — The House and Senate ag committees both approved their respective versions of the farm bill this week, the House by a vote of 36 to 10, and the Senate approval was 15-5.

House and Senate ag committees take action on new farm bill

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

WASHINGTON — The House and Senate Agriculture committees have both announced new versions of the farm bill they plan to revisit in coming weeks, with the potential for full congressional consideration over summer. As of Monday, May 13, the Senate had scheduled its markup of the bill for May 14, while the House planned to […]

Horse plowing at Rohrer Farm is a spring tradition

Monday, May 13, 2013

Nearly 20 teams gathered May 11 at the Rohrer Farm near Wadsworth to demonstrate horse plowing to the public.

OARDC breaks ground on new ag engineering building

Saturday, May 11, 2013

After a tornado destroyed their building in September of 2010, a new research and engineering facility is being built that will house some 50-plus staff.

FFA bestows awards

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

(Proficiency award winners have been added at bottom. For more of our FFA coverage, including a video and slide show) COLUMBUS — The 85th Ohio FFA Convention was filled with hundreds of award winners from across the state. Here’s a look at a few of the top awards and who won. Ohio Star awards Jakob […]

Ohio FFA encouraged to “grow” at 85th convention

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Speakers and comedians challenged FFA members to build good character, prepare for a successful future.

FDA answers questions about produce safety rule in Wooster

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Public listening session drew growers from across Northeast Ohio and beyond.

Planting 2013: Cold spring could finally break this week

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Only 2 percent of Ohio corn is planted and 11 percent in Pennsylvania. But temps. expected to warm this week.

U.S. Senate Democrats hold rural summit on ag issues

Friday, April 26, 2013

WOOSTER, Ohio — Senate Democrats continued their call for a new five-year farm bill and new market opportunities for U.S. farmers during a rural summit on agriculture held April 25 in the Dirksen Senate Office Building. The session was broadcast to reporters via webcast. Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow said the 16 million people […]

Hoffman Farms focuses on crops and cattle

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Christian Hoffman —Ohio’s Commercial Cattelemen of the Year — is a young producer but is on par with some of the best.

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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.