Stories by Kristy Foster Seachrist

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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.

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation celebrates its 95th annual meeting (Photos)

Friday, December 6, 2013

Photos from the 95th annual Ohio Farm Bureau Federation meeting.

A farm bill is still possible in 2013

Friday, December 6, 2013

A farm bill may still be possible before 2013 is over. At least that’s what U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown thinks.

Utica shale: Morgan County joins the permit list

Thursday, December 5, 2013

According to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, three permits were issued for horizontal drilling in the Utica shale in Morgan County in November. The permits, the first permits issued for Morgan County, went to PDC Energy Inc. for a site in Center Township.

Finding a home for mustangs

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

ALLEDONIA, Ohio— Tucked away in Alledonia, Ohio, is a man with a passion for mustangs, not the hot rod type with horsepower under the hood, but the type that run wild in the western United States. Nelson Lindsey got the bug for mustangs in the 1990s. He started researching the breed and immediately felt a […]

Utica and Marcellus shale: Companies expect growth in 2014

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The industry has never seen a shale play where so much success has been found so early.

Working relationship: Landowners and pipeline companies must interact for safety’s sake

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Drive north, south east or west across Ohio and you quickly run into pipeline construction. Safety concerns, however, aren’t just with the construction, but how to live safely with pipelines after they’re built.

Judge rules for mineral rights owner under Dormant Mineral Act

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Attorney expects Carroll County case to go to Appeals Court.

Utica and Marcellus shale: Holmes County well ordered plugged

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

A Holmes County judge ordered an oil well plug under a 2010 Ohio law and the lease on five properties canceled.

Utica and Marcellus shale: Midstream development just starting

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

CAMBRIDGE, Ohio —  Business and government leaders gathered in Cambridge for the Ohio Utica Midstream Development Forum Nov. 6 to discuss what the future holds for oil and gas industry. The main topic were pipelines and processing, often called the “midstream.” It’s a critical piece of the industry, as Dominion Gas officials told the group: […]

Marcellus and Utica shale update: Monroe and Noble counties lead pack

Thursday, November 7, 2013

According to the ODNR, there are 35 Marcellus shale permits and 953 permits for drilling in Utica shale.

Pipeline construction: More ‘drilling mud’ leaks likely

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Concerns have been raised over three separate bentonite, or drilling mud, leaks in Ohio and West Virginia since Oct. 24, but a geoscience expert with Penn State University said the incidents are not uncommon.

New Frontier Academy: New school, new opportunity

Thursday, October 31, 2013

The Next Frontier Academy will help students gather the same skills as leadership and entrepreneurship by using the agriculture industry to grow those skills.

South Dakota cattlemen still suffering from winter storm

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Citizens for Balanced Use and the South Dakota Stockgrowers Association are searching for donations of cattle to help rebuild the herds that were nearly destroyed during the winter storm.

Rousenberg rabbits: Family discovers growing niche market

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Raising and showing rabbits is a family affair for the Rousenbergs.

Belmont County: Judge rules in favor of landowners

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The case of Oxford Oil verses the West family is one of many lawsuits in Belmont County courts over oil and gas issues.

Ohio cattlemen will try checkoff referendum again

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Ohio beef producers will be asked to vote for an increase in beef checkoff dollars in 2014.

This isn’t your average horse park

Saturday, October 5, 2013

The Jemily Horse Park is definitely something out of the ordinary. But it’s also necessary for those wanting to develop their horsemanship skills.

Utica and Marcellus shale: Carroll Co. continues to lead Ohio in number of shale permits issued

Thursday, October 3, 2013

So far, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources has issued 899 permits in Ohio and 561 wells have been drilled as a result. Currently, there are 34 drilling rigs in Ohio.

Jefferson Co. dairy farmer wins in court

Thursday, October 3, 2013

A federal court ruled in favor of a Jefferson County dairy farmer and terminated his oil and gas lease.

In Pennsylvania: Court battle looms over royalties

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The agreement to end a dispute over royalties paid by Chesapeake Energy to land and mineral rights owners in Pennsylvania has hit a snag and may be headed to court after all.

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