Stories by Kristy Foster Seachrist

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.

Ohio Gov. Strickland names appointments to Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

COLUMBUS — Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland signed the legislation making the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board a reality March 31, and on April 6 he announced his 10 appointments to the board. The governor’s appointments include: Tony Forshey, Leon Weaver, Jeff Wuebker, Bobby Moser, Jeffrey LeJeune, Harold Dates, Jerry Lahmers, Lisa Hamler-Fugitt, Robert Cole, and […]

Pennsylvania official defines harvest season year-round to help farmers

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Pa. farmers may get break in transportation laws.

Ag/Dairy Days fill Pa. farmers with inspiration and ideas for the future

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Northwestern Pa. farmers look for ideas on how to financially recover from 2009.

One event creates a Middlefield woman’s life path and career

Friday, March 26, 2010

A childhood passion of working with horses becomes reality.

Geauga County farmer looks no further than his woods to make syrup

Friday, March 26, 2010

A Chardon maple producer taps into the sap of 200 trees on his farm to produce maple syrup.

Ohio lawmakers pass Issue 2

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Issue 2 takes another step toward becoming law in Ohio.

New drilling tax may be answer to funding Pa. conservation districts

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts sets sights toward severance tax.

Pa. farmers express concern over motor carrier regulations in D.C.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Pa. farmers took federal milk marketing order and transportation concerns to the Hill.

Cap and trade: Congress may be out, but the EPA may have final say

Monday, March 15, 2010

Cap and trade may have died in the U.S. Senate, but it doesn’t mean the issue is dead.

Ohio Farm Bureau County Presidents tell legislators to control the spending

Monday, March 15, 2010

Ohio Farm Bureau discussed hot button topics with Congressional delegates.

Farm Bureau not a fan of climate change legislation or regulation

Thursday, March 11, 2010

WASHINGTON — County presidents representing the Ohio Farm Bureau trekked to Capitol Hill this week to get their messages across and make sure legislators know farmers are watching.


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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