Stories by Kristy Foster Seachrist

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.

Utica shale: Two more landowners file lawsuit against the Oxford Oil Company

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Curtis R. Hallstrom and Susan M. Hallstrom, of Barnesville, have filed a $2.5 million lawsuit against the Oxford Oil Company in Zanesville, Ohio.

The Hallstroms own approximately 150 acres in Belmont County.

BP announces its plans for 2013 in Trumbull County

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

NORTH JACKSON, Ohio — BP has decided to make a home in the Mahoning Valley.The company showed off their new headquarters in North Jackson Dec. 17, as officials talked about their plans for 2014. Ohio Program Manager Bruce Abduhhl said all of the leases obtained through the Associated Landowners of the Ohio Valley have been […]

Utica shale: Judge rules lease language does not give right to search for better offer

Thursday, December 13, 2012

The court battle over 3,000 leased acres in Carroll and Columbiana counties is not over. Appeals are reportedly being filed by lawyers.

Starkeys bound by lease they signed; jury rules in favor of Patriot Energy

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Patriot Energy Partners LLC won a lawsuit filed by a Columbiana County family regarding the family’s oil and gas lease.

Utica shale: Belmont Co. well shows promising results; more wells on the way

Thursday, December 6, 2012

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued 23 new permits for Utica shale wells during November.

National Farm Toy Hall of Fame inducts Pa. collector Charles Baird

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

BEAVER FALLS, Pa. — It started out as a way to pass the time on the highway during his truck driving career. It ended as the ultimate hobby for T. Charles Baird, and induction into the National Farm Toy Hall of Fame Nov. 1. Baird’s love of farm toys began as a child. His dad […]

Ohio and Pa. soil moisture levels should return to normal by spring

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Corn Belt soils remain dry, as winter approaches.


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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