Stories by Kristy Foster Seachrist

Ohio Farm Bureau county leaders take estate tax message to Hill. Again

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

WASHINGTON — During their annual trip to Capitol Hill March 5-7, Ohio Farm Bureau presidents were relentless in their efforts to tell legislators just what they thought of issues facing America’s farmers. One item that has been at the top of the presidents’ agenda for several years has been the estate tax, or death tax. […]

OFBF: County leaders tell legislators child labor proposal is bad idea for farms

Thursday, March 8, 2012

WASHINGTON — When the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation county presidents traveled to Washington March 5-7, they let legislators know they are not happy with some proposals in the works. Child labor hot topic County presidents showed their passion when talking to lawmakers about a rule that will change what tasks children under 16 can do […]

OFBF County Presidents trek to Capitol Hill

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation presidents from across the state traveled to Capitol Hill to tell legislators what legislation is important to farmers and what is happening on the family farm.

33 landowners file suit against Chesapeake over Anschutz leases

Friday, March 2, 2012

SALEM, Ohio — A 33-member group of Columbiana County landowners filed a lawsuit Feb. 27 against Chesapeake Exploration, LLC, claiming, among other things, that they were deprived of the “fair value right” of their land. Details According to the lawsuit, the landowners leased their 3,000 acres of land sometime in 2008 with Anschutz Exploration Corporation. The […]

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 […]

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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.