Stories by Kristy Foster Seachrist

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.

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.

Richland County residents file class action lawsuit against Columbia Gas

Monday, December 31, 2012

Correction: The Wilsons are being represented by the law firm, Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP in Columbus.  Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC is being represented by Lawyers Incorporating Service, Statutory Agent, in Columbus, Ohio. BUTLER, Ohio — A class action lawsuit has been filed against Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC, in the U.S. District Court, Southern […]

Ask FSA Andy about loans for cold storage facilities

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Hello again!Well, my family vacation to Florida was both educational and memorable. If I would have known that every restaurant and theme park took your photo prior to entry I think I would have gone and had a makeover prior to going on vacation. Those little memories on paper were then of course marketed to […]

Ohio Maple Days set for Jan. 24-26

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

WOOSTER, Ohio — This year’s Ohio Maple Days are set for Jan. 24 in Morrow County, Jan. 25 for Wayne and Holmes counties, and Jan. 26 in Geauga County. The programs, which are the same at each location, offer educational sessions on maple production. They’re timed to help producers get ready for the coming season. […]

Farmers reach 50 million-acre mark in voluntary USDA conservation program

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

USDA Celebrates success of four year-old Conservation Stewardship Program.

Grandin to headline Ohio event in March

Sunday, December 23, 2012

COLUMBUS — World renowned animal handling pioneer and subject of an HBO movie about her life, Dr. Temple Grandin, will headline the first Animals for Life Summit in Columbus March 20. Grandin, a professor of animal sciences at Colorado State University, is a specialist in livestock handling and animal facility design.Autism. Grandin’s achievements are underscored […]

Cornell study links fracking fluid with illness in livestock; other side says no

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

A Cornell University study by a veterinarian and a professor of molecular medicine suggests a link may exist between fracking and illness in food animals.

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