Stories by Kristy Foster Seachrist

ODNR reports: More Utica shale wells in the works

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Carroll County appears to be leading the pack again.

Dairy producers gather to learn about drug residues in meat and milk

Thursday, February 23, 2012

SALEM, Ohio — It’s more important than ever to prevent residues from showing up in the milk or meat production coming from your farm. Dr. K. Fred Gingrich II, with Country Roads Veterinary Services in Ashland County, addressed a dairymen’s clinic Feb. 16 sponsored by the Lisbon Veterinary Clinic at the First United Methodist Church […]

Shale impact fee could be a possibility in Ohio, too

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

COLUMBUS — Drilling in the Marcellus shale is not new in Pennsylvania and it took some time to get an impact fee passed, so it has some wondering if Ohio could be next for such a fee. Rob Nichols, press secretary for Ohio Gov. John R. Kasich, said an impact fee is under consideration for […]

Pennsylvania counties look to Marcellus shale impact fee for funding

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

According to the legislation, 60 percent of the money generated will stay at the local level, going to counties and municipalities with wells.

Harrison Co. court rules against Chesapeake based on lease language

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

CADIZ, Ohio — A 1959 lease is at the root of a lawsuit in Harrison County against Chesapeake Exploration. A decision was handed down Jan. 17 between The Jewett Sportsmen and Farmers Club Inc. versus Chesapeake Exploration, LLC. Original lease The ground was originally leased by the North American Coal Company in 1959. Chesapeake acquired […]

Taxing shale drilling: Pa. legislation will provide more money for local governments

Monday, February 13, 2012

***Update as of Feb. 14, Pa. Governor Corbett signed the legislation as it was written. The bill now takes effect.*** To check out statements from the Pennsylvania Independent Oil and Gas Association or the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts, just click on the links. SALEM, Ohio — Legislation headed to the governor’s desk will have […]

Two Oklahoma hog farms targeted in HSUS undercover video

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

SALEM, Ohio — Two Oklahoma hog farms were the targets of a recent undercover investigation by the Humane Society of the United States, but what the HSUS is claiming is in the video is being disputed by others. Undercover video According to a news release, the Humane Society of the United States released undercover videos […]

Farmers urged to consider combining cover crops with no-till methods

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Experts at the Pennsylvania No-till Day held Jan. 31 in West Middlesex, Pa., say it takes the combination of no-till and cover crops.

Chesapeake files lawsuit against 95 property owners in two Ohio counties

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

A court battle is beginning over 6,000 leased acres in Carroll and Columbiana counties.

Carroll Countians gather to speak out against the closing of the FSA office

Friday, February 3, 2012

Carroll County residents are passionate about agriculture and aren’t afraid to tell the USDA their opinion over the loss of the FSA office.

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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.