Stories by Kristy Foster Seachrist

Senate bill would boost dairy support price even higher

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Additional help may be on the way for dairy farmers.

Jefferson Co. tour shows importance of environmental stewardship

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The Jefferson Soil and Conservation District shows how it is trying to protect the planet.

Vogel credits farm background with helping him to succeed in state politics

Friday, August 7, 2009

Pa. State Senator Elder Vogel Jr. is the only full-time farmer in the state senate.

Surviving the dairy crisis may mean changes to operation

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Area dairy producers say the struggle to survive will be worth it once the market rebounds.

Learning to identify abuse in livestock may require more than observation

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Groups gather to learn about livestock and ways to handle the animals.

Trumbull Co. man dies when tractor overturns

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

JOHNSTON TOWNSHIP, Ohio — A Trumbull County farmer died July 27 in Johnston Township in a tractor accident. According to the Trumbull County Sheriff’s Department, Allen D. Stewart, 28, died after the tractor he was driving overturned, pinning him and then catching fire. He was reportedly using the tractor to pull large logs from a […]

New legislation, if passed, may stop preventative antibiotic use in herds

Friday, July 24, 2009

Farmers may lose ability to use preventative antibiotics in herds if new legislation is passed.

Three barn fires in two weeks; wet hay believed to blame for two of them

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Three barns across Ohio have burned in less than a week and a half.

Organic crops succeeding in Ohio

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Organic farming increasing, even in down economy.

Harrison County Fair 2009

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The Harrison County fair ended its yearly run with nice sunny weather and higher sale prices this year. The sale garnered $12,672.76 more than the 2008 Junior Fair livestock sale. One of the biggest price increases was found in the steer sale ring. The grand champion steer earned $5.50 per pound compared to last year […]

Crops recovering, but yields will remain a mystery

Thursday, July 9, 2009

The tally for losses from a June hail storm and recent heavy rainfall is not yet known.

Ashtabula County crops shredded by hail

Thursday, July 2, 2009

ANDOVER, Ohio — Hail is believed to be the culprit behind widespread crop damage in an area an estimated 3 miles wide and 6 miles long in Ashtabula County. Weather report The storm began in the late afternoon July 25 between 4 and 5 p.m. but the toll won’t be completely known for at least […]

Missing horse recovered in Miami County; father took it

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

SALEM, Ohio — A horse reported stolen last week has been recovered and it appears may not have been taken by a thief after all. Mandy Werling, 18, of Miami County, reported her horse was stolen from the high school rodeo finals at the Champaign County fairgrounds June 20. Werling was expected to compete with […]

Horse theft leaves girl heartbroken

Thursday, June 25, 2009

A young woman falls prey to a horse thief at the Ohio high school rodeo finals in Champaign County.

Ohio property owners granted reprieve

Thursday, June 25, 2009

State senator says local health departments should be making decisions on what type of septic systems are used.

Harrison Co. family contends nothing is impossible with the help of others

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Encouraging good stewardship of the land is what an eastern Ohio family hopes to pass on to the next generation.

Misty Acres sets the bar for breed character

Friday, June 19, 2009

A Jackson Center couple is striving for excellence in their Cheviot herd.

Diversification may be key to farm survival in fourth farming generation

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Monroe’s Orchards has been in business for 71 years and now encompasses 140 acres.

Ohio’s new APV laws may make trespass prosecution easier

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Farmers are now the only group exempt from registering an all-purpose vehicle in Ohio.

Garrettsville horse farm knows no gender barriers

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

D.C. Campbell continues to follow her passion: Building a horse training and rehabilitation business for Thoroughbreds.

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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.