Stories by Kristy Foster Seachrist

Ohio shale wells: 2013 fourth quarter production released

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources released oil and gas well production results from the fourth quarter of 2013 on April 25.

Producer members vote to merge co-ops

Friday, April 18, 2014

The leaders of the Agland Co-op and the Green Valley Co-op feel that by merging the two co-ops, the result will be a better value to farmers.

Earthquake link triggers tougher drilling permit conditions

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

COLUMBUS — The  Ohio Department of Natural Resources is creating new, stronger permit conditions for deep oil or gas drilling near faults or areas of past seismic activity. The new policies, announced April 11, are in response to recent seismic events in Poland Township (Mahoning County) at a well owned by Hilcorp Energy Company, that […]

Utica and Marcellus shale: ODNR issues 25 drilling permits in Harrison Co.

Friday, April 11, 2014

The ODNR issued 71 new well drilling permits in the Utica shale in eastern Ohio during March.

Farming gives normalcy to life for Crawford Co. family after fire

Thursday, April 10, 2014

UNION CITY, Pa. — As pork chops were just finishing up and homemade noodles sat warming in a pan on the stove, and a Jersey calf needing constant nursing laid in a dog crate in the kitchen corner, an unwelcome danger raged in the top of the Isiminger home. Silently, the stranger roared between the […]

PED virus changes some county fair tag-in routines

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Stark County junior fair leaders are also considering changes, but the specifics haven’t been finalized.

New hearing dates announced for Hilcorp application

Monday, March 31, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Department of Environmental Protection announced that the hearing sessions on an application for gas well spacing units, or spacing order, received from Hilcorp Energy Co., have been scheduled for May 7 and May 8. “We successfully secured a delay in order to ensure the public was properly informed on this important […]

USDA reports record growth in organics

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Retail sales of organic products were valued at $35 billion last year.

Rowe farm: Change is what keeps it moving along

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Today, Rowe, 76, has 40 cows in his herd and he sells feeder calves that are mostly Angus crosses.

Shale industry: Bringing change to eastern Ohio

Friday, March 21, 2014

If communities had to do it over, would they have planned more for what the shale oil and gas future holds?

Grape producers: Winter’s cold takes toll on vineyards

Thursday, March 20, 2014

One winery with vines in Ashtabula and Lake counties claims it will have 100 percent bud kill on the vinifera.

Ohio Holstein Convention: Auction totals $244,325 from 71 lots

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

There were 71 lots that totaled $244,325, for an average of $3,441.20.

Predicting the future: Farmers rolling dice with crop insurance

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Most farmers say they would farm without crop insurance, but it makes their lives a little easier. Without the backup of crop insurance, they say, their business and livelihood might not survive. Kristy Foster-Seachrist examines how Ohio farms are using, or not using, the program.

Utica and Marcellus shale: Permitting tempers in Ohio in Feb.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Harrison County is leading the way for the number of Utica shale permits issued in the state of Ohio.

Ohio Beef Expo: The trade show is growing again

Monday, March 3, 2014

The Ohio Beef Expo takes place March 14-16 at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus.

Cache Valley virus hits Ohio flocks

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Cache Valley virus causes infertility, abortions and congenital abnormalities in sheep. This year, there has been an increase in the number of cases diagnosed and reported by Ohio sheep producers.

Pa. bill protects landowners’ royalties

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

One oil and gas driller has come under fire in Pennsylvania for excessive royalty deductions, but proposed state legislation could protect landowners in a similar position.

Climate change or just the winter? Experts sound off on what they think

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Another polar vortex is set to invade the northeastern part of the United States at the end of the week Feb. 24.

Legislation for West Virginia veterans ag program looks promising

Thursday, February 20, 2014

A bill introduced into the West Virginia Senate and a companion bill in the House is designed to give a helping hand to veterans who want to farm.

Traffic on the river is moving, but slow

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Grain barges are moving through the Ohio River system, but they face weather-triggered delays.

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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.