Stories by Kristy Foster Seachrist

Marlington High School: Horticulture program gives students hands-on lessons

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Hidden behind a green gateway at the Michael Bach Landscaping Project at Marlington High School stands a treasure for the eyes and mind.

USDA and EPA: Report shows no definitive reason for honey bee colony collapse disorder

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

The USDA and the United States EPA released a comprehensive scientific report on honey bee health May 2. The report states that there are multiple factors playing a role in honey bee colony declines, including parasites and disease, genetics, poor nutrition and pesticide exposure.

HSUS forms new Ohio Agriculture Council

Thursday, May 2, 2013

The HSUS claims the Ohio Agriculture Council will foster better animal welfare and environmental stewardship.

U.S. EPA: May deadline for Spill Control and Containment Plans on farms

Thursday, April 25, 2013

EPA deadline looms for Spill Control and Containment Plans on many farms.

Judge denies summary judgment; Chesapeake headed to court

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Judge determines the use of hydraulic fracturing can constitute trespassing.

What could the explosion in the city of West mean to farmers this spring?

Friday, April 19, 2013

SALEM, Ohio — As the town of West, Texas, begins to unravel what went wrong and resulted in an explosion at a fertilizer plant there, some are left to wonder what the last impacts could be on the spring planting season and future fertilizer supplies. Background The explosion occurred around 7:50 p.m. central time April […]

NCBA and Beef Checkoff funds are in compliance with USDA guidelines

Thursday, April 18, 2013

The USDA Office of Inspector General has determined the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association are complying with federal legislation.

Marcellus and Utica shale: Harrison County drilling activity appears to be increasing this spring

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

On average, there were 34 drilling rigs in the Utica shale region in Ohio during the month of March, according to the ODNR. There are now 81 Utica shale wells producing in Ohio.

Wilmington College gets rural loan from USDA; ag programs to benefit

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Agriculture is now Wilmington College’s largest program area.

Ohio Oil and Gas Association: Stats tell the oil and gas story

Thursday, April 4, 2013

There’s no doubt the shale oil and gas boom is taking shape in 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.