Stories by Chris Kick

McDonald’s, Kroger pledge to buy only crate-free pork

Monday, June 4, 2012

Decisions spurs mixed reaction among farm organizations.

Moorefield Farms is sold on hay

Thursday, May 31, 2012

For Josh Moorefield, of Shreve, Ohio, making hay is what got him into farming, and kept him farming.

‘Abnormally dry’ soil causing issues with early-planted crops

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Although planting is ahead of last year, much of the area is short on rain and some damage is being observed.

High feed costs, low milk price could make June a rough dairy month

Thursday, May 24, 2012

June is dairy month, but if milk prices don’t improve it may not be very exciting.

Ohio’s ‘dangerous wild animal’ bill moving through legislature

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Opponents and proponents have weighed in. Now the committee will review proposed amendments.

Ohio FFA celebrates meaning of ‘I believe’ at 84th state convention

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Ohio FFA honors its best in Columbus.

Awards: Ohio FFA recognizes its best

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Click here for main story. COLUMBUS — The 84th state FFA convention saw hundreds of FFA members and guests honored for their hard work and success in the program. Here is a highlight of some of the winners: Washington Leadership Conference scholarship recipients: Erica White, Ashland; Shelby White, Ashland; Thomas Shaw, Greenville; Lauren Williams, Miami […]

Dry spring is a factor in crop planting progress

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Click here for main article. WOOSTER, Ohio — It’s not just cold weather the seed must tolerate. Throughout most of April, there’s also been a lack of rain. The National Weather Service shows just 1.19 inches of rain fell in Cleveland through the first 30 days of April, more than two inches below normal. In […]

Planting 2012: A reversal from last year’s record-wet spring

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

We fought rain all spring last year. This past April, it was cold nights and dry soil.

Dairy, commodity groups react to farm bill

Friday, April 27, 2012

Click here to see what lawmakers had to say about the bill. WASHINGTON, DC — Dairy organizations had conflicting things to say about the most recent version of the farm bill, which was approved by the Senate Agriculture Committee April 26. The Senate legislation includes a new, voluntary margin protection program endorsed by National Milk […]

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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.