Stories by Kristy Foster Seachrist

No-till all the way ‘There’s just too many benefits not to do it’

Thursday, June 10, 2010

With more than 20 years of no-till practices on their property, the Yost family can clearly see the benefits.

Carroll County OSU Extension office closing; 4-H runs through state fair

Friday, June 4, 2010

A grassroots effort is under way in Carroll County to develop a plan for funding the extension office.

Winery court case could set precedent for Ohio agriculture zoning cases

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Ohio Supreme Court may hear Mahoning County farm business zoning appeal.

Grass-fed beef may have benefits for both consumers and the environment

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Pasture walk gives others a chance to learn and gain ideas from other grazing systems.

Former OFU Treasurer gets jail time

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

SALEM, Ohio — The former treasurer of the Ohio Farmer’s Union and the wife of Putnam County Sheriff Jim Beutler will be spending three years in jail. Pleading guilty Kathy Beutler, of Columbus Grove, Ohio, pleaded guilty to a charge of aggravated theft, a third degree felony. The theft occurred over a four and half […]

Marcellus Shale natural gas fever is here, but are you ready?

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The Pa. Department of Environment Protection can help protect your property, but that might not be enough.

College student by day; agribusiness owner on the weekend

Friday, May 21, 2010

An agribusiness supports this Kent State University student during the school year.

Childhood dream becomes a reality for a Jefferson County beef producer

Thursday, May 20, 2010

A grass-fed operation is only three years old, but it has been a long time in the making.

Harrison Co.conservation levy fails

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

CADIZ, Ohio — The third time was not the charm for the Harrison Soil and Water Conservation District, as it went for another try at passing a levy to fund the district. Total vote Voters said no to the levy by almost 600 votes. The vote tally is 1,722 against and 1,144 for the levy, […]

Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board gets what it wants: Opinions

Friday, May 7, 2010

More than 100 attend the first of six listening sessions being held by the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board.

New Wilmington Livestock Auction paperwork not meeting USDA rules

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Scales at New Wilmington Livestock Auction have been tested since 2006 by Pa. Department of Agriculture.

Pa. Dept. of Ag suspends raw milk permit held by Lawrence Co. dairy

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The raw milk permit for Pasture Maid Creamery, LLC. remains suspended.

Proposed regulations for small meat processors could present hardship

Thursday, April 22, 2010

New regulations proposed by the USDA could put some meat processors out of business.

Kentucky moves ahead to create an oversight board system for livestock

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Ohio is not alone in its efforts to create a board to oversee livestock standards.

Barnesville Livestock Auction comes up short in custodial account

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

A court date has not been set to hear a USDA complaint filed against Barnesville Livestock.

Pennsylvania farmers taking proactive approach to animal welfare standards

Friday, April 16, 2010

The Pa. Ag. Alliance could create formal animal care legislation, if necessary.

It’s a war, not a battle: Animal rights groups and livestock producers

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Ohio Livestock Coalition found out it may be impossible to pacify HSUS.

Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board moves ahead with plans

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board tentatively set its first meeting for April 27.

2010 Equine Affaire brings education to horse lovers

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Equine Affaire offers something for every horse breed.

Optimism and hope reign supreme for a Jefferson County dairy farm

Thursday, April 8, 2010

The Griffiths work as a team to farm 225 acres and milk 80 head of cattle two times a day.


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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