Stories by Chris Kick

Water quality, nutrient use legislation is on drawing board in Ohio

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Proposals from farmers and ag industry now being considered for new rules.

Congress: No meat inspector furlough

Thursday, March 21, 2013

SALEM, Ohio — The federal budget sequester that became effective March 1 still stands, but it looks like the meat industry is safe, according to congressional action taken March 20 by the Senate, and March 21 by the House. Both chambers voted in favor of a bipartisan amendment to a 2013 appropriations bill, directing $55 […]

Ohio Beef Expo combines lots of cattle, exhibits and education

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Large crowd attends Beef Expo for breed shows, sales and information.

Ohio Farm to School Conference touts healthy eating, hands-on learning

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The National Farm to School Network is now found in 12,500 U.S. schools. The organization helps educate students and faculty on food production, handling, tasting, cooking, education and dining.

Dairy checkoff still boosts market opportunity

Friday, March 8, 2013

DALTON, Ohio — Dairy farmers can only do so much to ensure the value of their milk. Once it leaves the farm, it’s in the hands of marketers, wholesalers and retailers.But, thanks to the work of the dairy checkoff, farmers have a major voice in the image and consumption of their product — a voice […]

New farm bill a priority for 2013

Friday, March 8, 2013

More coverage of the farm bureau trip to D.C. WASHINGTON, D. C. — It’s still anyone’s guess when the next farm bill will be passed, with House Speaker John Boehner saying very little on the matter during a forum he helped host March 5, for members of Ohio Farm Bureau Federation. “We had a really […]

Washington lawmakers talk budget cuts and sequestration with Ohio Farm Bureau

Friday, March 8, 2013

With the sequester just a few days old, representatives and senators weighed in on what it means to Americans and the federal budget.

Day one of OFBF trip to Washington: Regulations, and more regulations

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Approximately 70 percent of the curent ag workforce are undocumented workers, which is why labor is on the minds of the Ohio Farm Bureau county presidents in D.C. this week.

Ohio completes danerous wild animal facility

Friday, March 1, 2013

Building will be located at the agriculture department, and be used to house exotic animals that have been confiscated or forfeited.

Sustainable agriculture: A degree of opportunity

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Degrees in sustainable agriculture are meeting a new demand at two area colleges.

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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.