Stories by Chris Kick

EPA upholds Renewable Energy Standard, triggering mixed reaction

Friday, November 16, 2012

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

Farming plus consulting = connections for John Buck

Thursday, November 15, 2012

He manages a well-kept, 700-acre grain farm in Ohio’s Marion County. But the profession for which John Buck is best known is helping other farmers and businesses.

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.


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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.