Stories by Kristy Foster Seachrist

Eastern Livestock files bankruptcy after Fifth Third Bank files lawsuit

Thursday, December 16, 2010

The bankruptcy filing comes after Fifth Third Bank, of Cincinnati, filed a lawsuit Nov. 10 against Eastern Livestock.

Dr. Temple Grandin: Opening barn doors may be best way to improve agriculture’s image

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

One of the first topics Grandin covered was how important it is to see things from an animals perspective.

GIPSA, Justice Dept. still investigating Eastern Livestock

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

A Kentucky cattle producer speaks out against Eastern Livestock.

Proposed GIPSA rule makes procurement process more transparent

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Proposed rule could cost livestock industry as much as $1.6 billion.

GIPSA: The good, the bad and the unknown

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Proposed rule could cost livestock industry as much as $1.6 billion

Carroll County 4-H backers trying to find some way to keep program going

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Many in Carroll County are hoping funding can be found for OSU Extension office or 4-H program.

Receiver appointed for Eastern Livestock

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

SALEM, Ohio — After a total of $94 million in unpaid livestock transitions, the Eastern Livestock Company of Albany, Ind., is facing some legal woes. Lawsuit filed Fifth Third Bank, of Cincinnati, filed a lawsuit Nov. 10 against Eastern Livestock Co. The bank’s court filing included, among other things, a motion for the emergency appointment […]

OFU files lawsuit to regain over $1 million in embezzled funds

Monday, November 8, 2010

Former Ohio Farmer’s Union Treasurer Kathy Beutler could file for judicial release at the end of November, but the OFU is seeking $1.2 million in damages in a new suit.

Former Vreba Hoff farms transfer ownership

Saturday, November 6, 2010

SALEM, Ohio —  The good news: Staff at Vreba Hoff Dairy farms in southern Michigan won’t lose their jobs. The bad news: Rabo AgriFinance now owns the farms as Southern Michigan Dairies LLC. The transfer of ownership was effective Nov. 12, according to the Lenawee and Hillsdale County Registers of Deeds. The move was an […]

OSU Extension reaches out to voters, but offices may still be closing

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Carroll County has already closed its office and ended its 4-H program, and now Jackson County may be next.

Roundtable gives producers opportunity to speak their minds

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Producers share their thoughts on the FSA office and how the federal government can help their farms.

Rabo AgriFinance starts foreclosure on Vreba-Hoff Dairy

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Court action has been filed to recover $55 million in debt from Vreba-Hoff Dairy Development and six farms associated with them.

Mapleside Farm: The key to organic farming is crop management

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Organic is the only way to go. At least that’s what Mapleside Farm in Geauga County believes.

Marcellus Shale: Leases signify business partnership

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

In Ohio, Washington, Belmont and Jefferson counties are the first to have Marcellus Shale gas wells developed.

ODA launches investigation into resale of Jefferson Co. grand champion lamb

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Everyone’s trying to figure out how the Jefferson County grand champion lamb avoided slaughter as required by law.

CAUV rates are increasing; just how much will remain a mystery for now

Friday, October 1, 2010

A meeting held by the Ohio Farm Bureau, was to alert the public to changes in the CAUV program.

Marcellus Shale Drilling: Sifting through the good and the bad

Thursday, September 30, 2010

(Part III in three-part series.) SALEM, Ohio — With everything in life, there are good experiences and bad experiences. The Marcellus Shale boom in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia is no exception. One family in Evans City, Pa. has had a positive experience with Marcellus Shale drilling on their property. So positive, in fact, he […]

Marcellus Shale Drilling: Can safe water supply be sustained?

Friday, September 24, 2010

Concerns over keeping drinking water safe over the Marcellus Shale drilling process is on the minds of many.

Keeping rural history alive

Monday, September 20, 2010

What is being lost through society is being brought back through technology for future generations.

Marcellus Shale gas leasing: Consult your lawyer, and get it in writing

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Be prepared when approached about a Marcellus Shale gas lease.


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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