Stories by Kristy Foster Seachrist

Keystone Beef Marketing Network: Goal: Get the best price for farmers

Thursday, May 12, 2011

MERCER, Pa. — Beef producers in Pennsylvania now have an additional marketing tool in their toolbox. The Keystone Beef Marketing Network is alive and working in Pennsylvania. Local farmers learned more about the network at a meeting held in Mercer May 5. Blaine Winger, regional representative for the Keystone Beef Marketing Network, said his job […]

Bucking horse sale may be the answer for some owners

Thursday, May 5, 2011

FREDONIA, Pa. — Some horseowners joke that they think their horse should be a bucking horse in a rodeo. Other owners feel their horse really should be a bucking horse and give up trying to correct the behavior. If you are the second set of horse owners, you may want to head to the fifth […]

Planting frustration grows

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Patience is still best action by farmers, as planting is delayed across the U.S.

GIPSA files complaint against Park Farms for late payments to producers

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

CANTON, Ohio — A complaint by USDA’s GIPSA (Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration) has been filed against Park Farms in Canton, Ohio. Complaint The complaint filed by the USDA April 8, 2011, is in regards to incidents that happened in December 2009 and January 2010. According to GIPSA, the complaint is the result of […]

Chesapeake Energy Co. well stable now, effects unknown

Thursday, April 21, 2011

BRADFORD County, Pa. — UPDATE: Chesapeake personnel monitored the Atgas 2H well throughout the overnight hours between April 21 and 22. The well remains in a stable condition, and there continues to be no fluid flowing from the well. As reported previously, no fluids have been released from the wellhead since early April 21 morning, […]

SPIN an old concept into a new idea

Thursday, April 21, 2011

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Many think of farmers and gardeners in a country setting, but what about within the city limits in city lots? Andy Pressman, an agriculture specialist with the National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service, led a workshop designed for urban farmers April 15 at the First Unitarian Universalist Church in Youngstown. The workshop was […]

Kasich makes a stop at MAC Trailer to discuss Ohio’s future

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

SALEM, Ohio — Ohio Gov. John Kasich made a stop in Columbiana County April 18 at MAC Trailer to share some of what he has been working on since being in office for 99 days. Kasich was touring MAC Trailer where semi-truck trailers are manufactured. Their newest product is a pneumatic tanker that can be […]

Fire destroys Nature Center at Ohio FFA Camp in Carroll County

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

CARROLLTON, Ohio — A fire destroyed the Nature Center at the FFA Camp in Carrollton in the evening hours April 11.

Requirement for 1099 form for all purchases over $600 repealed

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Farmers spared paperwork nightmare.

National grant funds training for grain bin entrapments

Thursday, April 7, 2011

The Homeworth Volunteer Fire Department is awarded a national grant out of 260 applications.


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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