Stories by Kristy Foster Seachrist

Ohio cattlemen will try checkoff referendum again

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Ohio beef producers will be asked to vote for an increase in beef checkoff dollars in 2014.

This isn’t your average horse park

Saturday, October 5, 2013

The Jemily Horse Park is definitely something out of the ordinary. But it’s also necessary for those wanting to develop their horsemanship skills.

Utica and Marcellus shale: Carroll Co. continues to lead Ohio in number of shale permits issued

Thursday, October 3, 2013

So far, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources has issued 899 permits in Ohio and 561 wells have been drilled as a result. Currently, there are 34 drilling rigs in Ohio.

Jefferson Co. dairy farmer wins in court

Thursday, October 3, 2013

A federal court ruled in favor of a Jefferson County dairy farmer and terminated his oil and gas lease.

In Pennsylvania: Court battle looms over royalties

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The agreement to end a dispute over royalties paid by Chesapeake Energy to land and mineral rights owners in Pennsylvania has hit a snag and may be headed to court after all.

A Mahoning County farm leads the pack in Conservation Farm Family Awards

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Five families from Mahoning, Guernsey, Clermont, Brow and Auglaize counties were honored for their commitment to the conservation of natural resources and water quality.

Drones take to the sky at Farm Science Review

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Two drones were demonstrated at this year’s Farm Science Review, but the technology is available for hobbyists only.

Revisions may be on the way to Pa.’s Clean and Green Act in 2014

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Revisions are on the way in 2014 for the Clean and Green Act.

Illegal brine disposal ends with fines

Monday, September 16, 2013

A company hauling brine water from a gas well is fined after investigators find illegal dumping on a farm in Belmont County.

Pennsylvania legislation guarantees minimum royalty rights amid controversy

Monday, September 16, 2013

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett signed legislation that guarantees minimum royalties to mineral owners, but some question other aspects.

New paint fever? Read contract before signing

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Compare financing offers and read terms before buying equipment.

Chesapeake agrees to pay $7.5 million over gas royalty controversy in Pa.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Royalty controversy ends with Chesapeake Energy agreeing to pay landowners after they claimed the royalties were underpaid.

The future of farming may hold drones

Friday, September 13, 2013

Drones may have an impact on farming. 2013 Farm Science Review attendees can find out how.

Mission: To build farm in Dominican Republic

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

A mission in Dominican Republic is asking for help in getting its farm back up and running.

Thomas M. Wallace

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

NORTH BEAVER TOWNSHIP —Thomas M. (Tom) Wallace, of North Beaver Township passed away unexpectedly onAug. 31, 2013 at the family farm. Wallace was born May 31, 1952 in New Castle Pa. He was one of five children to the late John M. and Margaret Marcella (Macklin) Wallace. He grew up and farmed his entire life […]

Shale drilling appears to be ramping up, as the wells in that phase increase

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

A new drilling company enters Columbiana County and is granted three permits.

Canfield Fair Livestock Sale 2013

Friday, August 30, 2013

The 2013 Mahoning County Junior Fair began its livestock auctions Aug. 29. It was the first of three to be held this weekend. The chickens, turkeys and cattle sales will be held Aug. 30 and the annual cheese sale will be held Sept. 1. Keep checking back for sale results as they are reported.

The time to act against herbicide resistant weeds is now, not next season

Friday, August 30, 2013

Farmers complaining about glyphosate resistant weeds this year should make plans now if they want to get a handle on it for next year.

Sorghum production not for the weak

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Some growers recently gathered at the Clift farm admitted the production of the sorghum can be tricky.

Pennsylvania shale production: Sweet spot in Susquehanna County

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The Pennsylvania DEP released production reports from Marcellus shale wells drilled and producing from January – June 2013.

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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.