Stories by Kristy Foster Seachrist

GIPSA, Justice Dept. still investigating Eastern Livestock

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

A Kentucky cattle producer speaks out against Eastern Livestock.

Proposed GIPSA rule makes procurement process more transparent

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Proposed rule could cost livestock industry as much as $1.6 billion.

GIPSA: The good, the bad and the unknown

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Proposed rule could cost livestock industry as much as $1.6 billion

Carroll County 4-H backers trying to find some way to keep program going

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Many in Carroll County are hoping funding can be found for OSU Extension office or 4-H program.

Receiver appointed for Eastern Livestock

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

SALEM, Ohio — After a total of $94 million in unpaid livestock transitions, the Eastern Livestock Company of Albany, Ind., is facing some legal woes. Lawsuit filed Fifth Third Bank, of Cincinnati, filed a lawsuit Nov. 10 against Eastern Livestock Co. The bank’s court filing included, among other things, a motion for the emergency appointment […]

OFU files lawsuit to regain over $1 million in embezzled funds

Monday, November 8, 2010

Former Ohio Farmer’s Union Treasurer Kathy Beutler could file for judicial release at the end of November, but the OFU is seeking $1.2 million in damages in a new suit.

Former Vreba Hoff farms transfer ownership

Saturday, November 6, 2010

SALEM, Ohio —  The good news: Staff at Vreba Hoff Dairy farms in southern Michigan won’t lose their jobs. The bad news: Rabo AgriFinance now owns the farms as Southern Michigan Dairies LLC. The transfer of ownership was effective Nov. 12, according to the Lenawee and Hillsdale County Registers of Deeds. The move was an […]

OSU Extension reaches out to voters, but offices may still be closing

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Carroll County has already closed its office and ended its 4-H program, and now Jackson County may be next.

Roundtable gives producers opportunity to speak their minds

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Producers share their thoughts on the FSA office and how the federal government can help their farms.

Rabo AgriFinance starts foreclosure on Vreba-Hoff Dairy

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Court action has been filed to recover $55 million in debt from Vreba-Hoff Dairy Development and six farms associated with them.


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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