Stories by Kristy Foster Seachrist

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.

Canfield Fair 2014

Friday, August 29, 2014

Aug. 28, 29 and 31, 2014 Sale Total:    $494,541.55 Total Lots:          513 STEERS Number of Market Lots: 66 Average: $2.33/pound with champions; $2.26/pound without Grand champion: Travis Pidgeon Bid: $6.30/pound              Weight: 1,370 pounds Buyer: Ace Pipeline, Inc. Reserve champion: Katie Higgins Bid: $3/pound              Weight: 1,370 pounds Buyer: Rulli Brothers Markets Junior showmanship: Emily Hemphill Intermediate […]

Looking into the crystal ball… Is an early frost in the works?

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Ohio’s NOAA hydrologist expects the first freeze to happen in early to mid-October.

Royalty battle: Pennsylvania landowners file $5 billion suit against Chesapeake

Friday, August 15, 2014

A $5 billion dollar class action lawsuit has been filed by Pennsylvania landowners against Chesapeake Energy Corp. and its subsidiary, Access Midstream Partners, over gas and oil royalties.

At Ag Progress Days, officials report on ag industry: Everything on target

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Speaking at Ag Progress Days, Pennsylvania’s leaders agree the state of the Commonwealth’s agriculture is strong and they are willing to fight to keep it that away.

July permits: Harrison, Guernsey lead the count

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The number of permits issued in July may have been down, but drilling activity is still strong in southeast Ohio.

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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.