Stories by Chris Kick

Election’s over, now what about farm bill?

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Predictions include a short-term extension of the expired bill, or approval of a new, long-term bill.

OEFFA launches new investment fund: $500,000 to grow Ohio’s sustainable ag

Monday, November 5, 2012

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association has partnered with a group of socially-motivated local investors who are making $500,000 available to launch a groundbreaking initiative: the OEFFA Investment Fund. The purpose of the fund is to promote sustainable agriculture in Ohio by making flexible and affordable capital available to OEFFA member farmers […]

Ohio Supreme Court orders ODNR to show progress in compensating landowners

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Landowners near Grand Lake St. Marys still waiting for their compensation.

Election 2012: Presidential candidates’ ag policy positions

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

With elections just a few days away, here is a look at where the presidential candidates stand on key farm issues.

Pa. bills to allow larger farm equipment on roads heads to governor

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Larger farm equipment over the years means farmers need more roadway allowance, says Pa. farm bureau.

West Virginia school’s swine program makes best of Berkshires

Saturday, October 20, 2012

From last place to first, students and their swine projects are making a name for themselves at Hampshire High School.

Ohio beef checkoff increase fails

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Ohio cattlemen turned down an effort to increase the state beef checkoff on cattle from $1 to $2.

Summers’ truck pulling is ‘red hot’ and ‘twisted’

Thursday, October 4, 2012

A lifetime interest in horsepower and big engines has led Mike Summers to the top of the truck pulling circuit.

Small and mighty, Amos the calf is beating odds

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

CANONSBURG, Pa. — It’s not uncommon for a calf to be born prematurely — especially when it’s a twin. But one Washington County calf has left its owner and veterinarian surprised after he was born eight weeks early and weighed less than 20 pounds. Holly Martin and her husband, Ed, of Canonsburg, have nursed the […]

Mercer Co. farmers file contempt of court against ODNR over delays

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

CELINA, Ohio — Legal counsel representing farmers whose land has been flooded as a result of a dam built in 1997 at Grand Lake St. Marys has filed a motion for contempt of court against the Ohio Department of Natural Resources for failing to compensate landowners for their loss. The action was filed Sept. 6 […]


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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.