Stories by Chris Kick

Wildmans bring transparency to swine industry

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Ohio swine farm moving toward more transparency, greater efficiency as a feeder-only operation.

DFA to pay $158.6 million in antitrust settlement

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The milk marketing co-op reached a deal on the eve the lawsuit alleging price fixing was set to begin at trial.

OPGMA Congress: Ohio Produce Marketing Agreement still gaining support

Friday, January 25, 2013

Ohio produce growers could be just a few months away from having a new state-specific produce marketing agreement.

ODA awards farmland preservation ambassadors

Friday, January 18, 2013

COLUMBUS — Agriculture is the state’s top industry and economic driver, and officials involved with the 13th annual Ohio Farmland Preservation were adamant about the need to preserve farming’s top resource: land. Ohio Agriculture Director David Daniels helped kick off the conference Jan. 17 at the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, where he […]

New structure for Ohio’s farmland preservation program

Friday, January 18, 2013

Changes unveiled at 13th Ohio Farmland Preservation Summit. … Ambassador awards presented.

Linking land use and economic growth in cities and farmland

Sunday, January 13, 2013

COLUMBUS — Land use professionals from the country to the city gathered Jan. 11 at the Ohio Farm Bureau and 4-H Center to discuss best use of land and development. About 160 people, including local government leaders and farmers, discussed everything from the successful Polaris Centers of Commerce on Columbus’ north end, to farmland preservation, […]

Ashtabula County steer disqualified after officials find drug in urine test

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Test confirms presence of drug acepromazine. State’s zero tolerance policy results in a disqualification.

Expired farm bill extended, but farm groups question the benefit

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

The 2008 Farm Bill is extended for nine months. But many are saying it’s not good enough.

If abused, tell a relative or someone you can trust

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Read our feature story about Terry here. WOOSTER, Ohio — Terry McDaniel and his sister, Vicki, had it pretty rough growing up. The things done to them by their parents were abusive and at times even criminal. “You could do handstands and they’d still hate you because you interrupted their lives,” Terry said. “If abortion […]

Finding forgiveness: Abused as a child, local author says only way forward is ‘forgiveness’

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

For Terry McDaniel, writing a book and starting his own firewood business helped him overcome the pains of abuse.

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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.