Stories by Kristy Foster Seachrist

Rabies is not something of the past — it remains a problem in Pa.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

GROVE CITY, Pa. — A vaccinated dog may be your best insurance against rabies on your farm. Dr. Karen Martin, a veterinarian with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, said cattle out on pasture are at risk for rabies because of the potential for exposure — partly because of their curiosity toward creatures in the pasture […]

GIPSA files complaint against Sugarcreek Livestock Auction

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

SUGARCREEK, Ohio — Sugarcreek Livestock Auction owner Leroy H. Baker Jr. may be in trouble for allegedly violating the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Act but what he wants everyone to know is that there’s a lot more going on at the business than what meets the eye. According to a news release, the U.S. […]

Protesters urge a slow down in Marcellus drilling

Thursday, December 1, 2011

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Protesters outside Youngstown’s Covelli Center Nov. 30 wanted the Utica and Marcellus shale drilling to slow, but the feeling inside was that it is moving full steam ahead. The public filled the sold-out trade show and a stage area where speakers talked about the jobs that lay ahead for the area, the […]

Local food movement is helping this local farmer make a living

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Miller Livestock Co. is a family operation raising grass fed meat and eggs for families, restaurants.

Best advice: Take time now to look at the books before tax time arrives

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Although it is the beginning of December, it is not too early to start thinking about farm taxes.

Missing generation leaves Kenny family with hole in heart and management

Thursday, November 17, 2011

ENON VALLEY, Pa. — Last summer, when Don Kenny visited his cardiologist for a routine check of his enlarged heart, the specialist told him he’d see him in a year. That was good news for the 52-year-old western Pennsylvania farmer who was busy making changes in his dairy operation and looking forward to working with […]

NAILE 2011 takes over Louisville, Ky.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

During NAILE, the event hosts nearly 23,000 livestock entries from almost every state.

Operation Evergreen begins mission to get Ohio trees to military personnel

Friday, November 11, 2011

In the 17 years of the Operation Evergreen program, as many as 3,000 trees have been donated to the military.

Class action lawsuit sought for case against Patriot Energy over gas leases

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

A lawsuit has been filed in Carroll County over leases signed to Patriot Energy of Columbiana County.

ODA and Organic Trade Association reach agreement over milk labeling

Monday, November 7, 2011

An agreement has been reached between the Ohio Department of Agriculture and the Organic Trade Association over the milk labeling rule.

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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.