Stories by Kristy Foster Seachrist

Shipping delays pile on more harvesting woes

Friday, November 21, 2014

Shipping grain across the country is proving to be a difficulty for some farmers as trains are not able to haul enough and the barges on the Mississippi River have also been a source of frustration.

Honey bee habitat: Ohio funding available in early 2015

Friday, November 14, 2014

This year, several NRCS state offices, including California, Florida and Ohio, are setting aside additional funds for similar efforts.

Marcellus and Utica shale permit update: Harrison County leads in October

Thursday, November 13, 2014

So far, 1,581 horizontal drilling permits for Utica shale wells have been issued by the ODNR and 1,148 have been drilled.

New Pennsylvania rules make water quality priority

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

More than 24,000 comments have been received by the Pennsylvania DEP in regards to new oil and gas drilling regulations.

Gause Equipment is now Evolution Ag

Monday, November 3, 2014

A dealership with almost 60 years of history is changing business hands.

Negotiating the pipeline easement your farm can live with forever

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Consider what your land provides for you and be patient with negotiations. Two major lessons one farming family has learned when dealing with pipeline negotiations.

Part I: Interstate pipelines planned in Ohio

Thursday, October 23, 2014

There are several types of pipelines being constructed, including collection lines, intrastate lines and interstate lines.

Pennsylvania: Legislature overwhelmingly approves two ag bills; next stop is the governor

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Pennsylvania legislature has made it clear whether or not green houses need to meet state code and who needs a commercial driver’s license when it comes to farms. The next stop is the governor’s office.

Columbiana County: Eric Petroleum, Chesapeake case heads back to court

Friday, October 10, 2014

The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled against two oil and gas companies. In return, the court ruled for the landowner.

They grow ‘sweet fruit and sour people’

Thursday, October 9, 2014

The winter of 2014 destroyed the McConnell peach crop, but that’s hasn’t closed the market.

Marcellus and Utica shale: Southeastern Ohio continues to lead the way

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection issued 183 permits to drill new wells and 22 were issued granting permission to drill deeper.

OSU vet debunks cattlemen’s myths

Monday, September 29, 2014

CARROLLTON, Ohio — The Carroll County Cattlemen’s Association combined forces with the Carroll County 4-H and OSU Extension for a fall meeting to find out the best way to winterize a cattle herd. Organizers like John McKarns and Dr. Keith Burgett said without the organizations working together, the event wouldn’t have come together. The event […]

Lillie Farm: Adversity won’t keep this farm down

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Lillie Farm is full of dairy history, but as times changed, so did it. It is now a grain farm.

Ag economist advice: Hold on to your grain, if possible

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Farmers can expect at least one more price fall before the fall harvest is complete.

Utica shale: Quarterly production reports show boom

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Horizontal wells produced more gas in three months than all Ohio wells produced in 2012.

What does the future hold for your gas royalties? A new app may be able to tell you

Monday, September 15, 2014

Penn State is offering a web-based app to look at data across Pennsylvania.

Strategy, perseverance keep 200-year-old farm moving

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Seven generations have worked the Anderson Farm in Canfield, Ohio. The farm has been recognized by the Ohio Department of Agriculture and U.S. Senate as being a bicentennial farm.

Cash rents: A different approach may be necessary

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The issue of cash rents is complex and there’s not one answer for every parcel or every location.

Marcellus and Utica shale: Pennsylvania still leading the way

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The applications for new Utica shale wells appear to have slowed in August, as only 38 permits were issued statewide by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

Ohio Supreme Court to hear mineral rights case

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

The case is gaining interest because the decision could impact landowners in Belmont, Carroll, Columbiana, Harrison, Jefferson, Mahoning, Monroe and Noble counties.

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About Kristy

Kristy Foster Seachrist lives in Columbiana County raising sheep and horses. She earned her degree from Youngstown State University and has worked in both print and broadcast journalism. You can follow her on Twitter at http://twitter.com/fosterk96.