Stories by Kristy Foster Seachrist

Texas producers need more than hay for livestock, they need trucks and fuel

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

SALEM, Ohio — It’s no secret that farmers and ranchers in Texas are struggling because of drought, but a New Waterford, Ohio, woman has teamed up with a Bastrop County, Texas, woman to get them some help. The Farm and Dairy ran a story in the Sept. 1 issue asking for hay donations. Several farms […]

Pa. dairy operation suspended due to bacteria found in milk

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Milk production is continuing but the milk is being diverted to another fluid processor.

High school student builds poultry business from the ground up

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Bill Brown started a business producing pastured-based chickens as his FFA project this year, and it has taken him in a direction he didn’t see coming.

Cattlemen express discontent to congressman over GIPSA proposal

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

SUMMITVILLE, Ohio — A small group of cattlemen recently gathered around a table on a farm in southern Columbiana County to share their version of the state of the cattle industry and the rules proposed by GIPSA with U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson.

Summitcrest Farm files lawsuit against Chesapeake and Eric Petroleum Corp.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

SUMMITVILLE, Ohio — Summitcrest Inc. has filed a lawsuit against Eric Petroleum Corp., Chesapeake Exploration LLC and Ohio Buckeye Energy LLC in Columbiana County Court of Common Pleas.

Murray Grey breed is bringing more to the table than just awards

Thursday, October 20, 2011

On the Clark Farm in New Harrisburg, the Murray Grey breed is the way to go for them.

Monkey still not found; most other wildlife had to be shot

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

A monkey is the only animal unaccounted for after 56 animals escaped from a wildlife sanctuary in Muskingum County.

Three wild animals remain on the loose; others shot

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Three animals are unaccounted for after being released from an animal sanctuary in Zanesville, Ohio. They include a mountain lion, a bear and a monkey.

Low interest rates mean opportunities for farmers

Thursday, October 13, 2011

SALEM, Ohio — The perfect storm of economics is giving many farmers opportunities they might not have seen coming.

Forever Safe Farm: A place where every animal has a story to tell and learn from

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Forever Safe Farm strives not to be a place where animals can be dropped off but a place where the public can learn about animals.


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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