Stories by Kristy Foster Seachrist

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 […]

Wheat harvest delayed due to rain

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

SALEM, Ohio — The quality and test weight of the wheat in the region’s soggy fields will depend on how soon farmers can get in there with the combines.

Gov. Corbett signs law cutting red tape for livestock exhibitors

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Changes in the rules for livestock exhibitors mean less paperwork.

Eclipse Resources made it official: They purchased the Oxford Oil Co.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

STATE COLLEGE, Pa.  ­­—­ Landowners leased with The Oxford Oil Company: Listen up. Eclipse Resources has acquired The Oxford Oil Company, LLC, a company that has a large number of acres under lease in Belmont County and has been named a defendant in many lawsuits. The Oxford Oil Company has approximately 184,000 acres under lease […]

Monsanto describes find of genetically-engineered wheat as ‘suspicious’

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Monsanto is describing the discovery of Roundup Ready wheat in Oregon as “suspicious” in its latest update.

Western Reserve Cooperative: Business is growing along with the number of acres in crop production

Thursday, June 20, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. — Farmers in northwest Pennsylvania have a new choice for their agronomy needs. Western Reserve Cooperative established a new location in New Wilmington, Pa., in February, at the former Ag-Way and Deerfield Farms Service site. The company has installed a new mixer and upgraded the buildings, which are currently being leased. “We […]

Wolfinger family is leaping into the future of beef with a lot of faith

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Guts, glory and determination. Three words to describe a farming family in Belmont County, Ohio.

Local food advocate believes infrastructure is key to the future

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Meet Abbe Turner. A mother, wife, founder of the Ohio Sheep, Goat and Milk Initiative and last but not least: local food advocate.

Pipelines are beginning to line Ohio’s landscape

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Ohio’s Utica shale buzz has gone from drilling to pipelines.

USDA says they can’t locate any more genetically engineered wheat in Oregon

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The USDA announced June 14 that so far an investigation has found no other volunteer glyphosate-resistant wheat plants have been found so far.

Top two at Eastern Livestock Co. sentenced to federal prison

Monday, June 17, 2013

The former owner and former chief operating officer of the now-bankrupt Eastern Livestock Company will spend the next several years in federal prison after a check-kiting scheme left many cattle producers with fraudulent checks.

Consol has big plans for the Utica

Friday, June 14, 2013

Consol Energy has its roots in coal mining, but definitely sees a future in natural gas production.

Men’s breast cancer a concern, too

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Editor: At a recent dedication of our mammogram room (now the Suzy Room ), I met with Executive Director Sean Shacklett, of Susan G. Komen (foundation) Northeast Ohio Affiliate, where he also awarded our Cancer Detection Clinic $33,800 to complement the levy-funded cancer clinic services. During this meeting, Shacklett and his staff really opened our […]

Boom or bust? Farmland values continue to rise

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Attend an auction or check out one of the few farms for sale, and it won’t take long for you to figure out that farmland values have increased over the past few years.

Reminder: Yew plant is poisonous and even fatal; 4-H’ers learn hard way

Monday, June 10, 2013

A Salem family lost three beef cows June 5, two of which were 4-H cows, due to accidental yew poisoning.

Natural gas byproducts could gain as exports

Saturday, June 8, 2013

The Utica and Marcellus shales are producing more than just natural gas. Some are suggesting the byproducts be exported.

Kansas wheat farmer files lawsuit against Monsanto over GE wheat

Friday, June 7, 2013

A Kansas wheat farmer filed a federal lawsuit against Monsanto June 3, and more cases are expected, after a field of genetically modified wheat was found in Oregon, causing wheat prices to fall.

Shale boom: Pa. leading the way in May

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Harrison County led with the number of permits issued. A total of 16 permits were issued during May.

See you in court? Landowners battle Columbia Gas Transmission

Friday, May 24, 2013

Landowners in 11 Ohio counties may be part of a counter lawsuit filed by Columbia Gas Transmission.

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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.