Stories by Chris Kick

Immigration reform: House considers ‘piecemeal’ approach

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

WOOSTER, Ohio — As farmers wait for a new farm bill, some also are waiting for what is expected to be the biggest immigration reform in decades.The Senate passed a bipartisan, comprehensive immigration bill June 27 by a vote of 68-32, that essentially would put the nation’s 11 million immigrants in the nation illegally, on […]

When it comes to sheep, Banburys are ‘building the best’

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Banburys show award winning sheep, and teach other exhibitors how to do the same.

U.S. Senate ready to conference the farm bill

Friday, July 19, 2013

SALEM, Ohio — The Senate approved sending its version of the farm bill to conference with the U.S. House of Representatives, during Senate floor action July 19. “We are, in fact, now officially sending back our Senate Bill to the House and requesting a conference on the farm bill,” said Sen. Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie […]

Michigan farmer fights to keep the hogs he raises

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Michigan farmer fined $700,000 for keeping swine the state says are a health and safety threat.

Holmes County: Sheep grazing tour showcases benefits of pasture management

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Sheep tour features four pasture-based farms in Holmes-Coshocton County area

Ohio Sheep Day speaker dispels myths, encourages practices that work

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Sheep Day held at OARDC-Wooster Sheep Research Unit

Storm damage in Ashland and surrounding counties

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Change in weather pattern ends two weeks of rain, but not without consequences.

A farm bill without food stamps?

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

A separate bill for agriculture and food stamps brewing in the House.

Cattle rustlers caught in Tuscarawas-Coshocton County scheme

Monday, July 8, 2013

GNADENHUTTEN, Ohio — The Tuscarawas County Sheriff’s Office has arrested two men in connection with a string of cattle rustling believed to have spanned two years or more.

NOAA says Lake Erie will see ‘significant algal bloom’

Thursday, July 4, 2013

This year’s bloom is expected to be larger than last year’s, but not nearly as large as 2011′s near-record bloom.

Ohio Holstein Association still negotiating settlement

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Deal could be near, but not yet official.

Holmes County moving dirt, building and restoring at Harvest Ridge

Monday, July 1, 2013

Since breaking ground, the fair has constructed one large pole building known as the William T. Baker Building, restored an original 1910 bank barn and begun a massive excavation project to help level some of the grounds.

Immigration bill: Another Senate victory

Monday, July 1, 2013

SALEM, Ohio — The Senate’s June 27 approval of the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act — better known as immigration reform — is seen by most of the nation’s largest farm organizations as the second major victory of the month. The first was the Senate-approved farm bill, which it passed June 10, […]

U.S. Senate approves immigration bill

Monday, July 1, 2013

SALEM, Ohio — The U.S. Senate approved comprehensive immigration legislation June 27 that includes a path to citizenship for the nation’s 11 million undocumented immigrants and provides new opportunities in the ag workforce. By a vote of 68-32, the Senate passed the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Act, which gives immigrants and their employers  […]

Knox County Farm Service Agency employee receives national award

Saturday, June 29, 2013

The award recognizes his commitment to FSA and to Knox County, where he has worked for nearly 24 years.

Dairy update: Nutrient management legislation coming to Ohio

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Dairy industry trying to inform lawmakers as they prepare for new water and nutrient legislation.

Ohio Holstein Association fires general manager

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Board says it knew nothing about three-year-old contract until checks started to bounce

Farm bill: Now what?

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

WOOSTER, Ohio — The House’s June 20 defeat of the farm bill raises some interesting questions about where the bill goes next. The 195-234 vote against the bill puts a damper on what most farm organizations were hoping would be a milestone toward a new five-year bill. The House Agriculture Committee could write a new […]

Federal food safety laws could cost industry millions

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

WOOSTER, Ohio — When the new federal produce safety rules become effective — a process likely to happen in the next 12 months — they will do so at an additional cost to the farmers who must comply. The Food and Drug Administration estimates that its new rules, which meet the requirements of the Food […]

HooftyMatch will match you with the perfect cut of meat, or prepared meal

Friday, June 21, 2013

See the cut you want, and have it shipped to your door. Same thing with prepared meals.

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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.