Stories by Kristy Foster Seachrist

Boom or bust? Farmland values continue to rise

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Attend an auction or check out one of the few farms for sale, and it won’t take long for you to figure out that farmland values have increased over the past few years.

Reminder: Yew plant is poisonous and even fatal; 4-H’ers learn hard way

Monday, June 10, 2013

A Salem family lost three beef cows June 5, two of which were 4-H cows, due to accidental yew poisoning.

Natural gas byproducts could gain as exports

Saturday, June 8, 2013

The Utica and Marcellus shales are producing more than just natural gas. Some are suggesting the byproducts be exported.

Kansas wheat farmer files lawsuit against Monsanto over GE wheat

Friday, June 7, 2013

A Kansas wheat farmer filed a federal lawsuit against Monsanto June 3, and more cases are expected, after a field of genetically modified wheat was found in Oregon, causing wheat prices to fall.

Shale boom: Pa. leading the way in May

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Harrison County led with the number of permits issued. A total of 16 permits were issued during May.

See you in court? Landowners battle Columbia Gas Transmission

Friday, May 24, 2013

Landowners in 11 Ohio counties may be part of a counter lawsuit filed by Columbia Gas Transmission.

USDA modifies mandatory COOL rule

Friday, May 24, 2013

The final COOL rule issued by the USDA requires the origin designations of muscle cut meats to include information about where each of the production steps (i.e., born, raised, slaughtered) occurred.

2012 Utica shale production results: Infrastructure in progress; ‘best is yet come’

Thursday, May 23, 2013

SALEM, Ohio — As the Ohio Department of Natural Resources released its annual report of well production results May 16, many are getting the feeling that Ohio needs to be patient and build the infrastructure in order to see the true production results of some wells. There have been 660 horizontal permits issued by the […]

Gardner Farms: A love for the environment and family

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Far off the beaten path in southwestern Pennsylvania, stands a farm with a sign on an outbuilding displaying one of its proudest achievements: 2012 Farmer of the Year for the Washington County Conservation District.

Marcellus and Utica shale update: Carroll County continues to lead in Utica shale drilling in Ohio

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Carroll County continues to be the drilling hub in the Utica shale in Ohio. During April, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued 24 permits for wells in Carroll County. All of the permits issued were to Chesapeake Exploration.

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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.