Stories by Kristy Foster Seachrist

Details emerge in court over alleged fraud at Eastern Livestock Co.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The allegations of fraud made by Fifth Third Bank may prove to be true for the Eastern Livestock Company.

Judge denies early release for former OFU treasurer

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

SALEM, Ohio — The former treasurer of the Ohio Farmer’s Union and the wife of Putnam County Sheriff Jim Beutler will not be getting out of prison early. According to the Putnam County Clerk of Courts website, a judge denied early release Dec. 30 for Kathy Beutler, of Columbus Grove, Ohio. Beutler had filed a […]

2010: Year in review: Conklin Farms: Horrific video leads to dairy farm employee conviction

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Conklin Farms: Horrific video leads to diary farm employee conviction MARYSVILLE, Ohio — The man who was seen on an undercover video in May poking cows with pitchforks, hitting them in the head with metal bars and punching young calves pleaded guilty to six charges of animal cruelty Sept. 24 in Marysville Municipal Court. Billy […]

Marcellus Shale 2010: The year the gas boom came to the region

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Marcellus Shale 2010: The year the gas boom came to the region SALEM, Ohio —Before this year, many Ohioans probably had never heard of drilling through the Marcellus Shale fro natural gas. That was then. Now, you can hear people whispering about the prospects, good and bad of the drilling almost everywhere in the Buckeye […]

2010: Year in Review: Zehringer appointment

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Governor-elect appoints Zehringer to be ODA Chief COLUMBUS — Ohio Gov.-elect John Kasich selected state Rep. Jim Zehringer to serve as the director of agriculture in his new administration. Zehringer is currently serving his second term in the Ohio House of Representatives. He is the former owner of the Meiring Poultry and Fish Farm in […]

2010 Harvest: Early planting brought early harvest for many

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

2010 Harvest: Early planting brought early harvest for many WOOSTER, Ohio — 2010 brought a great harvest season to grain farmers across the region. The best weather patterns, combined with an early planting, brought an early harvest to farmers. Buckeye State. In Ohio, the corn yield was up, while soybean and winter what yields were […]

2010: Milk market to blame for bankruptcy at Vreba Hoff

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

TOLEDO — Rabo AgriFinance now owns several Vreba Hoff Dairy farms as Southern Michigan Dairies LLC. The bank is now running Vreba Hoff I, Vreba Hoff II and the Waldron Dairy. In addition, Van Ham Dairy LLC, a 2,200-cow dairy in Continental, Ohio, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court […]

Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board: Board forms and moves swiftly though 2010

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board: Board forms and moves swiftly through 2010 COLUMBUS — Members of the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board were named and went to work soon after, in the spring of 2010. After a series of meetings to hear from the public across the state, the group defined its purpose and went […]

2010 brings more money woes to OSU Extension

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

2010 brings more money woes to OSU Extension CARROLLTON, Ohio — Funding for OSU Extension in many counties was a victim of the weak economy. Carroll County 4-H ended right after this year’s county fair and Jackson County is also facing a similar fight, and both counties failed to grain voter approval for funding through […]

2010 Eastern Livestock: The aftermath of bad checks continues to hit cattle market

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Eastern Livestock: The aftermath of bad checks continues to hit cattle market SALEM, Ohio — More than $130 million has been lost by 743 cattle producers and sellers after Eastern Livestock Company came up short in their bank account in November. Checks begin bouncing in early November after cattle were sold at sales and directly […]

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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.