Stories by Kristy Foster Seachrist

Swine show moved to Jan. 2 to minimize virus risk

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Pa. Farm Show makes changes in swine show due to H1N1 virus concerns.

2009 Rules for Writing and Art Contest

Monday, November 30, 2009

Writing Contest Rules The writing contest is open to all children and adults. The following rules apply: • The deadline to enter is Dec. 1. • All authors must include their name, hometown and age on each entry. Also, provide a way for us to contact you if you win. (Phone number or email is […]

2009 Holiday Art and Writing Contest

Monday, November 30, 2009

Thinking of the holidays? Grab your keyboard and put those thoughts on paper in a story for our contest. Or, if you aren’t a writer, but like to draw, we want to see your work. Make a holiday masterpiece and enter it in our holiday art contest.

Pennsylvania turkey farm is more than a business; it’s a tradition

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The Pounds Turkey Farm brings home the Thanksgiving tradition for its customers.

Lawsuit continues for Columbiana grain elevator and former employee

Thursday, November 19, 2009

A jury trial has been rescheduled in Mahoning County Court.

Moving forward: Harvest 2009

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The 2009 harvest is way behind schedule and the delay brings additional problems for farmers.

Pa. dairymen gain hope at profitability forum

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Hope was renewed at the annual Pennsylvania Dairy Profitability Forum.

For farmers, driving a semitruck is harder than just grinding gears

Friday, October 30, 2009

Commercial driver’s license laws in Ohio include exemptions for farmers.

Crop recovery is possible: Two Ashtabula County farms produce yields after hail storm

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

ANDOVER, Ohio — Four months after a hail storm pummeled crop fields in Ashtabula County, the crops are coming off. The feeling among those contacted is that it could have been worse. Farmers affected do know that the crops weren’t a total loss and did overcome the damage. A severe thunderstorm June 25 reportedly dumped […]

Beaver Co. rescuers come to the call of the farmer in danger

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Beaver County fire departments form a technical response farm team and large animal rescue team

Remember to scoot to the FSA office if wet weather prevented wheat planting

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Wheat producers who were unsuccessful at getting crop planted are reminded of FSA deadlines

Wet weather forcing harvest to lag behind this year

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Farmers face frustration as weather continues to push back harvesting.

Equine forum planned in Harrisburg area to discuss current issues in industry

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

HARRISBURG, Pa.. — The Pennsylvania Equine Council and the Penn State University Equine Program will host this year’s State Horse Council Advisory Committee’s Fall issues forum and the Pennsylvania Equine Council’s annual meeting at the Holiday Inn East Hotel in Harrisburg, Pa. Nov. 6-8. Kickoff tours The three day program will begin Nov. 6 with […]

Milk market monopolization: Lawsuit filed against DFA and Dean Foods

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Record low milk prices prompt farmers in northeastern U.S. to join class action lawsuit.

OFU’s treasurer steals from farm group

Monday, October 12, 2009

The Ohio Farmers Union treasurer may face jail time for embezzling from the organization.

Get out the punching gloves: The fight is just beginning for egg producers

Thursday, October 8, 2009

The United Egg Producers vow to keep fighting so U.S. egg producers can stay in business.

Two large Ohio dairies placed into receivership

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Two dairies in western Ohio have been unable to pay on loans since March.

Details emerge in Witmer’s lawsuit

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Witmer’s Feed and Grain has agreed to settle the lawsuit in exchange for many of employee’s assets.

Twin-row cropping may be the wave of the not-so-distant future

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Twin-row cropping is growing in popularity because of yield gains and low cost in new equipment.

Settlement may be looming in Witmer’s grain lawsuit

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The ODA has completed its investigation and found no violations of the grain warehouse law.


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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