Stories by Kristy Foster Seachrist

Marketing cattle to get the highest price may take closer management

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio —One thing is for sure in the cattle market, there are no guarantees and it is constantly changing. The 2012 Eastern Ohio Beef Management School started its series Jan. 26. It is sponsored by the Ohio State University Extension and the cattlemen’s associations in Carroll, Harrison and Jefferson counties. Speaker Dr. Kevin Dhuyvetter, […]

ODNR updates reports: More Utica shale wells in the works

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

SALEM, Ohio — The lawsuit between Summitcrest Inc. vs. Eric Petroleum Corporation, Chesapeake Exploration and Ohio Buckeye Energy, LLC is headed to mediation, according to the Columbiana County Common Pleas court records. In the meantime, the well planned for Summitcrest Farms looks to be canceled. According to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Chesapeake canceled […]

Experts give suggestions on stopping earthquakes as result of injection wells

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

A meeting was convened to gather expert testimony on the matter of Class II brine injection wells Jan. 17.

Pa. Preferred products give visitors a taste and a look at what’s possible

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pretzels, pickles, cheese and pancakes. Oh, where do I start? This is just a short list of the PA Preferred products available at the Pennsylvania Farm Show, Jan. 7-14. Product branding PA Preferred™ is the official branding program of agricultural commodities produced in Pennsylvania, and identifies agricultural products grown and processed here […]

Youngstown meeting doesn’t give exact answers to earthquake questions

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

YOUNGSTOWN — Without a doubt, injection wells in Ohio will continue to be a hot topic in the future. Youngstown Mayor Chuck Sammarone convened a public meeting of the city of Youngstown public utilities committee Jan. 11 at the Covelli Center in Youngstown. Area residents came in the hopes of finding out some information about […]

Elder brothers feel that change is what will keep their family farm going

Thursday, January 12, 2012

In an effort to make the operation profitable, the Elder brothers have turned their attention to grazing their cattle.

Seismologist says little doubt that injection well caused earthquakes

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

YOUNGSTOWN — Just to be clear, it’s probably not the fracking that is causing earthquakes in the Mahoning Valley, it’s the brine byproduct being pumped into a separate well, according to a seismologist studying the situation. Injection well Ohio Department of Natural Resources Director James Zehringer ordered a halt to operations Dec. 30 at a […]

Brunton Dairy target of two lawsuits blaming milk and ice cream for illness

Monday, January 9, 2012

ALIQUIPPA, Pa. — Two people who claim they were stricken with severe illness after drinking milk from Brunton Dairy have filed lawsuits against the western Pa. dairy. Lawsuit specifics Henrietta F. Kretzler and her husband, Walter P. Kretzler, of Leetsdale, Pa., filed a lawsuit Nov. 12 after Henrietta reportedly spent three weeks in the intensive […]

Failure to file 1099 tax forms could be problem for farmers in 2012

Friday, December 23, 2011

SALEM, Ohio — If you are a farmer and want to write off the cost of the custom hay baling you had done this summer, you may want to get your hands on a 1099 tax form from the Internal Revenue Service. Dave Miller, an enrolled agent with the Wright Law Co. in Columbus, said […]

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 […]


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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