Stories by Kristy Foster Seachrist

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.

Alleged pollution at root of dispute: Washington County lawsuit settled, but case’s facts remain murky

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

A Washington County family settles lawsuit over alleged pollution they attributed to the shale industry in the early stages of production.

Pa. Game Commission releases Bald Eagles

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Wildlife officers and Skye’s Spirit Rehabilitation Center employees helped to capture a Bald Eagle that had been injured and months later, the eagle was released back into nature.

Utica and Marcellus shale update: Belmont County leads Ohio in drilling permits in July

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Belmont leads Ohio for the number of drilling permits issued in July. Drilling is ramping up as pipelines continue to be constructed.

Butler Farm Show 2013

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Aug. 8, 2013 Sale Total:   $198,307.80 Total Lots:          209 See last year’s results STEERS Number of Market Lots: 26 Average: $2.69/pound with champions; $1.96/pound without Total steer sale:​ $86,246.30 Grand champion: Matt Powers Bid: $16.50/pound              Weight: 1,371 pounds Buyer: Amerikohl Mining, Inc. Butler, Pa. Reserve champion: Taylor Kennedy Bid: $5/pound              Weight: 1,168 pounds Buyer: Rex […]

Concerns voiced over permit for Rosebud Mining Company

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

A group of 50 Carrollton residents are voicing their concerns over what will become of their water supplies if Rosebud Mining Company gets to mine 9,407 acres in the areas of Penny and Scio roads in Carroll County.

Marshall Allison: 4-H has helped put him on the road to success

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

A young man who is succeeding in the show ring and classroom, says 4-H helped him achieve it.

Marshall Allison, 19, started showing steers at age 8 and continues to show in college through the Junior Shorthorn Association.

Shale gas: Initial study results show fracking may be safe for drinking water

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Preliminary study results show that no chemicals used for fracking on natural gas drilling well sites have contaminated any drinking water aquifers at the site.

Soy body sealer ads greening of all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

TOLEDO, Ohio — The 2014 Jeep Cherokee is all-new, inside and out, including a body sealer made from plant materials. Special applicators The Toledo Assembly Complex, home to the all-new Jeep Cherokee, features special applicators that inject a unique acoustic foam into strategic locations of the vehicle’s body structure. The foam blocks unwanted noise from […]

Trumbull County 2013 youth fair livestock auction results

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Thunderstorms may have hampered the beginning of the Trumbull County Fair, the weather turned sunny and warm by the end and the bidding for the Trumbull County Fair youth livestock auction had a great attendance.

Ohio’s grain indemnity law gets an update

Friday, July 12, 2013

The updated Ohio law increases the size of the farmer-funded grain indemnity fund, which pays producers for losses in the event of a grain elevator failure.

Utica shale report: Carroll Co. continues as drilling hub

Thursday, July 11, 2013

SALEM, Ohio — The first Ashtabula County permit for a Utica shale well was issued in June. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued a permit to BeUSA Energy LLC for a well site in Wayne Township. Trumbull County Drilling also appears to be moving ahead in Trumbull County. The ODNR issued three horizontal drilling […]

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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.