Stories by Kristy Foster Seachrist

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.

Mapleside Farm: The key to organic farming is crop management

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Organic is the only way to go. At least that’s what Mapleside Farm in Geauga County believes.

Marcellus Shale: Leases signify business partnership

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

In Ohio, Washington, Belmont and Jefferson counties are the first to have Marcellus Shale gas wells developed.

ODA launches investigation into resale of Jefferson Co. grand champion lamb

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Everyone’s trying to figure out how the Jefferson County grand champion lamb avoided slaughter as required by law.

CAUV rates are increasing; just how much will remain a mystery for now

Friday, October 1, 2010

A meeting held by the Ohio Farm Bureau, was to alert the public to changes in the CAUV program.


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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