Stories by Kristy Foster Seachrist

Sutton’s Maple Syrup Custom operation boils from 5,000 taps

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Dick Sutton produces syrup from his own tree taps and that of his customers.

Utica and Marcellus shale: Chesapeake isn’t the only drilling company on permit list

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

All of the permits issued during February in Carroll County were to Chesapeake Exploration LLC. Find out what other counties and drillers were issued permits.

Linder Farm: Ohio Beef Expo helped to build herd, but heart and genetics keep it going

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Stark County cattleman Cliff Linder and his wife, Julie, started out with crossbred cattle 26 years ago, but decided they wanted something more.

West Virginia: Lawsuit claims breach of contract by pooling shale formation under property

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

A lawsuit in the Northern Panhandle contends that the driller was able to obtain gas and oil from the property even though the existing lease did not give permission to pool or unitize the Marcellus shale formation.

Volunteers are the key to success of Beef Expo

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Beef Expo will bring beef producers from across Ohio and the country together March 15-17 in Columbus. The Farm and Dairy interviewed Ohio Cattlemen’s Association Executive Director Elizabeth Harsh about what this year’s event has planned. What’s new at this year’s Ohio Beef Expo? The event gets bigger and bigger every […]

New meat science major already gaining interest

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

COLUMBUS — With the change from quarters to semesters at the Ohio State University, students were given the opportunity to major in meat science. Dr. Henry Zerby, the leader in creating the new major, said the conversion to semesters was an opportunity to redesign the curriculum. Zerby said meat science had been a minor, but […]

Graziers do a little fact finding on what it takes to open processing plant

Monday, March 4, 2013

Can meat producers take the next step into processing? It’s not easy.

Coshocton County: Judge: Household production from gas well not enough to continue lease

Thursday, February 28, 2013

A Coshocton County judge has ruled against a 1983 oil and gas lease that was holding property under the extension clause because it was producing enough natural gas for a household.

The Canfield Fair: It’s in the blood

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

After 20 years of service, Kathy Bennett handed in her letter of resignation in January. Now, her daughter, Lisa Toy is taking the seat.

Marcellus and Utica shale: Carroll and Noble counties lead Ohio for permits issued in Jan.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

New this month: The Farm and Dairy was able to obtain permit information for the month of January from the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection on permits being issued for Marcellus shale wells.


Agland Co-op: The Ohio River facility: Out of sight and out of mind, but not out of reach

Thursday, February 7, 2013

The Ohio River is a major artery for exporting grain from northeastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania.

A reporter’s notebook

Monday, February 4, 2013

Some items that caught the eye of reporter Kristy Foster Seachrist at the Marcellus-Utica Midstream Conference held by Hart Energy. Governor Tom Corbett also spoke at the conference, check out Shale is bringing jobs and money to Pennsylvania for complete coverage of the conference. Approximately $130 to $210 billion will need to be spent through […]

Shale is bringing jobs and money to Pennsylvania

Monday, February 4, 2013

Now Pennsylvania is an energy leader. The shale boom has created 215,000 jobs in related industries.

Utica and Marcellus shale: Landowners seek court ruling on the legality of holding land

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Two Jefferson County landowners are seeking a summary judgment in U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, Eastern Division, on a joint lawsuit they filed last year against the Hess Energy Corporation.

Marcellus and Utica shale: Barnesville couple files lawsuit against Oxford Oil Company

Thursday, January 24, 2013

A Belmont County couple has filed a lawsuit against the Oxford Oil Company after a dispute over the legality of the well and the proposed location.

Power Show Ohio 2013 promises new technology and equipment lines

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The 43rd annual Power Show will feature a combination of farm, construction, lawn and power equipment.

Farmers express discontent with transportation system in Pennsylvania

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Travel across Pennsylvania roadways and you will see a wave of trucks carrying grain, livestock, produce and other agricultural products.But for those driving the trucks, the drive is harder than it looks as bridges close without notice, permit restrictions apply and the laws for the drivers cause havoc. A transportation and agriculture […]

Pennsylvania Farm Show: Officials meet to discuss policy

Friday, January 11, 2013

The farm bill and dairy policy was on the minds and lips of government officials at the annual government luncheon held during the 97th annual Pennsylvania Farm Show.

Shale gas permitting didn’t slow in December

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

This is our Marcellus and Utica shale gas permit update for the month of December.

Money Barn: Pa. auctioneer Lee Alan Hostetter chosen to strut his stuff in new reality series

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Lee Alan Hostetter said he got a call out of nowhere about a reality show about auctioneers and it piqued his interest. The producers had viewed a video on YouTube, which led them to get in touch with him.

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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.