Stories by Kristy Foster Seachrist

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.

USDA modifies mandatory COOL rule

Friday, May 24, 2013

The final COOL rule issued by the USDA requires the origin designations of muscle cut meats to include information about where each of the production steps (i.e., born, raised, slaughtered) occurred.

2012 Utica shale production results: Infrastructure in progress; ‘best is yet come’

Thursday, May 23, 2013

SALEM, Ohio — As the Ohio Department of Natural Resources released its annual report of well production results May 16, many are getting the feeling that Ohio needs to be patient and build the infrastructure in order to see the true production results of some wells. There have been 660 horizontal permits issued by the […]

Gardner Farms: A love for the environment and family

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Far off the beaten path in southwestern Pennsylvania, stands a farm with a sign on an outbuilding displaying one of its proudest achievements: 2012 Farmer of the Year for the Washington County Conservation District.

Marcellus and Utica shale update: Carroll County continues to lead in Utica shale drilling in Ohio

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Carroll County continues to be the drilling hub in the Utica shale in Ohio. During April, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued 24 permits for wells in Carroll County. All of the permits issued were to Chesapeake Exploration.

Marlington High School: Horticulture program gives students hands-on lessons

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Hidden behind a green gateway at the Michael Bach Landscaping Project at Marlington High School stands a treasure for the eyes and mind.

USDA and EPA: Report shows no definitive reason for honey bee colony collapse disorder

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

The USDA and the United States EPA released a comprehensive scientific report on honey bee health May 2. The report states that there are multiple factors playing a role in honey bee colony declines, including parasites and disease, genetics, poor nutrition and pesticide exposure.

HSUS forms new Ohio Agriculture Council

Thursday, May 2, 2013

The HSUS claims the Ohio Agriculture Council will foster better animal welfare and environmental stewardship.

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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.