Stories by Kristy Foster Seachrist

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.

Family dynamics can change when a woman decides to return to the farm

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

LONDON, Ohio — Women of all ages are returning to the family farm. That can be a good thing, but it can also cause confusion and, in some cases, hard feelings. Julia Woodruff, an educator with Ohio State University Extension, talked about “making room for the farmer’s daughter” during a Farm Science Review “Question the […]

Grain market guru says hold on for wild ride in grain markets

Monday, September 26, 2011

The ag economist emphasized that anyone involved in the commodity market has to keep his attention on just about everything.

Silage harvest moving along, but combines remain in the machine shed

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

SALEM, Ohio — A combination of sunshine and rain is once again trying some farmers’ patience, as they start harvesting silage and preparing to enter the fields with combines. James P. Rust, a reporter for the USDA National Agriculture Statistics Service from Mercer County, Pa., stated that some growers were making preparations and starting silage […]


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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