Stories by Chris Kick

Beef checkoff: OCM, NCBA at ‘opposite ends of the table’

Friday, March 7, 2014

Organization for Competitive Markets visited Ohio Feb. 25, criticizing the beef checkoff and industrial agriculture.

Balance and quality define Gahler Farms Angus

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Ohio’s Young Cattleman of the Year is committed to the Angus breed, and the larger beef industry.

Ohio Farm Bureau overcomes snow, bitter cold in Washington

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Farm Bureau county presidents hear about farm bill implementation, other top issues in D.C.

Ohio water quality bill moving through capitol

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Ohio’s nutrient and water quality bill seen as a good defense against federal regulation.

HSUS, OFU members hold meeting to discuss farmer co-ops

Friday, February 28, 2014

Group meets in Ohio to discuss how a co-op could help farmers, especially marketers of grass-fed beef.

Ruffed Grouse Society adds woodcock option

Thursday, February 27, 2014

To an unsuspecting beginner, flushing a grouse or woodcock can be unnerving.

OSU grad enters dairy industry by designing, building new facilities

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Paul Keener needed a dairy that was efficient, and in good order, so he built his own.

OEFFA workshops offer wealth of info.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

With more than 100 workshops in two days, there was a lot to see and learn at OEFFA 2014.

Beef bust: Three arrested, hundreds of pounds recovered

Monday, February 24, 2014

Wayne County deputies recover meat, make arrests after posting info. to social media.

FDA will revise produce safety rules, hold additional comment period

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

New food safety rules to be revised and announced by early summer.

New soil test measures soil health

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

A combination of tests can now determine the ‘health’ of your soil.

Today’s farmer is no bum — almost heroic

Monday, February 17, 2014

Organic farmer, author and activist shares her experience working with the land at annual OEFFA conference.

Former USDA official urges sustainable farmers to get involved

Monday, February 17, 2014

Former U.S. deputy secretary of agriculture encourages farmers to get involved with government at annual sustainable farming conference.

Breaking: President signs 2014 farm bill

Friday, February 7, 2014

The president has signed the farm bill into law, praising bipartisanship by the House and Senate.

Senate approves farm bill, ag groups react

Friday, February 7, 2014

The U.S. Senate has approved the 2014 farm bill, voting to send it to the president.

Milk hauling accident damages Belmont County home

Friday, February 7, 2014

A milk truck slid down a snow-covered hill, crashing into the house of a Belmont County man.

Farm, food and wildlife groups react to Senate farm bill vote

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

More reactions as the farm bill moves through Congress, now on its way to the president’s desk.

Group of Ohio political leaders react to GOP immigration standards

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Ohio Rep. Boose and others praise U.S. Speaker Boehner for the ‘courage’ to take up immigration reform.

Farm bill creates second land-grant university in Ohio

Monday, February 3, 2014

Central State University (Dayton-area) designated a land grant school, according to 1890 provisions.

Fiber ‘and’ digestibility critical to dairy grazing

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Dairy graziers need a well-balanced pasture to be successful.

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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.