Stories by Chris Kick

EPA decision settles the dust: No new air regulations for farmers

Monday, December 17, 2012

The federal agency announced Dec. 14 it will not change existing daily standards for fine particles and coarse particles, which includes dust from farms.

Panelists share their sheep grazing experience

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

See our main sheep sheep symposium story here. WOOSTER, Ohio — Few Ohio producers have the grazing aspect down as well as Curt Cline, who raises sheep in of Athens and Meigs counties. He was a featured speaker during the Buckeye Shepherds Symposium Dec. 8 on a panel called “Ways to Better Utilize your Forages […]

Shepherd’s symposium notes top producers, hails benefits of grazing

Monday, December 10, 2012

Ohio Sheep Improvement Association’s annual event draws large crowd to learn about year-round grazing.

Ohio Supreme Court finds ODNR in contempt of court over Mercer County land compensation

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

High court orders appraisals and appropriation cases to be filed within 120 days.

2013 ag outlook includes farm bill, food price issues

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Economists, ag policy experts take a look at where the new year is headed and where 2012 will end.

Twinsberry Tree Farm is a ‘People’s Choice’

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Years of experience paying off for Shreve, Ohio, tree farm and forestry business.

Benefit breakfast for Portage County farmer injured in combine accident

Monday, November 26, 2012

RAVENNA, Ohio — A Portage County farmer is recovering from a farm accident Nov. 10 that left him pinned beneath the head of his combine. Steve Earnest, of U.S. Route 224, was working on the machine when the hydraulics apparently let loose, sending the unit down and crushing him. Beth Hurd, a cousin of Steve, […]

Care board reviews cost of investigations, considers becoming more aggressive on fines

Sunday, November 25, 2012

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio — Members of the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board reviewed nearly two years of investigations and violations, during their Nov. 20 meeting at the Ohio Department of Agriculture. State Veterinarian Tony Forshey said that since investigations began in April of 2011, there have been 68 investigations total, with 38 resulting in no violations […]

Tinsel, Gum Drop and Jingle Bell: Part of the team at Pine Acres Reindeer Farm

Thursday, November 22, 2012

LA RUE, Ohio — Dan and Linda Downs knew very little about reindeer nine years ago when they bought their first pair — Fritz and Flossie. It was one of the first “live” additions to their Christmas display, and they would spend several more years getting to know these legendary creatures. Today, the Downs keep […]

EPA upholds Renewable Energy Standard, triggering mixed reaction

Friday, November 16, 2012

Decision draws support among many crop farmers, opposition among livestock farmers.

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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.