Stories by Kristy Foster Seachrist

At Ag Progress Days, officials report on ag industry: Everything on target

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Speaking at Ag Progress Days, Pennsylvania’s leaders agree the state of the Commonwealth’s agriculture is strong and they are willing to fight to keep it that away.

July permits: Harrison, Guernsey lead the count

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The number of permits issued in July may have been down, but drilling activity is still strong in southeast Ohio.

U.S. EPA report shows concern over fire at Statoil Utica shale well

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

OEPA report claims fracking company delayed providing information after well fire. Halliburton’s response: ‘If they had asked earlier, we would have provided the information,’

Butler Farm Show 2014

Friday, August 8, 2014

Several new records were set at this year’s Butler Farm Show Junior Fair Livestock Market Sale. The records were set in the steer sale, rabbits, lambs and goat divisions.

U.S. cattle: Low inventory means producers reap benefits

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

According to the NASS report, there are 95 million cattle in the United States. That is the lowest number since the report began in the 1970s.

Late wheat harvest could jeopardize hopes for a second crop

Thursday, July 24, 2014

SALEM, Ohio — The question for many farmers is: Should we or shouldn’t we? Wheat With this year’s wheat harvest about two-three weeks behind normal, farmers must now gamble over whether to plant a second, “double crop.” Ralph Wince,a grain merchandiser with Agland Co-Op, said he estimates that 90 percent of the wheat harvest in […]

Trumbull County Fair Livestock Sale Results 2014

Thursday, July 17, 2014

July 12, 2014 Sale Total:    $237,657.65 Total Lots:          229 STEERS Number of Market Lots: 16 Average: $3.67/pound with champions; $3.62/pound without Number of Carcass Lots: 9 Average: $4.13/pound with champions; $4.75/pound without Grand champion: Luke Culp Bid: $4/pound              Weight: 1,364 pounds Buyer: Casey and Greg Machak Reserve champion: Chloe Williams Bid: $4.05/pound              Weight: 1,1.94 pounds […]

Mercer County Safety first, farm work second

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

MERCER, Pa. — As the summer heats up and the list of tasks on the farm grows, some farmers take shortcuts to safety in order to get the job done faster. Safety Day The Penn State Extension-Mercer County office held Safety Day July 10 to remind everyone, including youth, that safety should come first. The […]

Marcellus and Utica shale drilling permits: Monroe County is drilling hot spot

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources reported 25 new permits were issued for drilling in Monroe County during June.

Ohio court update: Holmes County decision partly overturned

Monday, July 7, 2014

The appellate court ruled the trial court overstepped its jurisdiction by ordering a well to be plugged.

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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.