Stories by Chris Kick

New farm bill a priority for 2013

Friday, March 8, 2013

More coverage of the farm bureau trip to D.C. WASHINGTON, D. C. — It’s still anyone’s guess when the next farm bill will be passed, with House Speaker John Boehner saying very little on the matter during a forum he helped host March 5, for members of Ohio Farm Bureau Federation. “We had a really […]

Washington lawmakers talk budget cuts and sequestration with Ohio Farm Bureau

Friday, March 8, 2013

With the sequester just a few days old, representatives and senators weighed in on what it means to Americans and the federal budget.

Day one of OFBF trip to Washington: Regulations, and more regulations

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Approximately 70 percent of the curent ag workforce are undocumented workers, which is why labor is on the minds of the Ohio Farm Bureau county presidents in D.C. this week.

Ohio completes dangerous wild animal facility

Friday, March 1, 2013

Building will be located at the agriculture department, and be used to house exotic animals that have been confiscated or forfeited.

Sustainable agriculture: A degree of opportunity

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Degrees in sustainable agriculture are meeting a new demand at two area colleges.

Federal sequester could slow meat processing

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

USDA chief warns that a furlough of meat inspectors could be costly to the industry and consumers.

Northeast Ohio dairy conference challenges producers to increase milk quality

Friday, February 22, 2013

Annual conference offers advice on improving cow health, reducing somatic cell count.

FFA taught Brock Goodman ‘the stuff you use every day’

Friday, February 22, 2013

Ag education lessons have paid off for Morrow County young farmer and entrepreneur.

Coshocton County: A young farmer makes the calls at Young Farms

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Ben Young, 24, is following in his grandparents’ footsteps.

Pa. preserves more farmland

Thursday, February 21, 2013

HARRISBURG —Pennsylvania’s Agricultural Land Preservation Board recently safeguarded 1,445 additional acres on 21 farms through the state’s nationally renowned farmland preservation program. The board preserved farms in 10 counties. They are Armstrong, Beaver, Berks, Chester, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Northampton, Westmoreland and York counties. Since the program began in 1988, state, county and local governments have […]

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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.