Stories by Kristy Foster Seachrist

Butler County Farm Show 2012

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Here’s the auction results for the 2012 Butler County Farm Show.

Colorado cattleman files lawsuit seeking proper use of beef checkoff

Thursday, August 16, 2012

SALEM, Ohio — A Kansas beef producer has filed a federal lawsuit trying to stop beef checkoff dollars from going to influence governmental action and policy. Groups involved Michael P. Callicrate has filed the lawsuit in Kansas against the USDA, Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board and the Agricultural Marketing Service. Daniel D. Owen, of […]

Pennsylvania producer still dealing with effects of cattle electrocution

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

EDINBURG, Pa. — A Pulaski Township beef producer is still going round and round with Penn Power after a guide wire reportedly came down and a total of 10 cattle were electrocuted July 9 on Garner Road in Edinburg, Pa.. Laird Whiting and his wife Joyce are still in dismay at what happened at their […]

2012 Mercer County 4-H Roundup

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Aug. 3, 2012 Sale Total: $130,914.74 Total Lots: 187 STEERS Number of Market Lots: 18 Average: $1,951.40 with champions; $1,751.00 without Number of carcass lots: 1 Average: $1,310.40 (no champions) Grand champion: Chance Rains Bid: $3.10/pound Weight: 1,295 pounds Buyer: Atwell & Perrine Excavating, McDowell Implement, Coolspring Corn Maze Reserve champion: Carson Ligo Bid: $2.40/pound […]

Utica and Marcellus shale: Permit numbers are lower; waiting list to be fracked is growing in Ohio

Thursday, August 2, 2012

While permits are still being sought in the Utica shale region, the real story may be in the number of wells waiting to be fracked.

Ohio: Grain prices climbing as crops bake in 2012 drought

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

One-third of the corn and soybean crops in the Midwest are projected to have poor yields this harvest due to the drought.

Howard Leslie wants to be found in only one place: the milking parlor

Friday, July 20, 2012

ENON VALLEY, Pa. — For the first time in more than 40 years, Howard Leslie won’t be returning to the classroom in the fall. While, he could be riding around in a golf cart hitting golf balls, he has a distinctly different approach to taking it easy. He is spending his summer milking cows. After […]

Carroll County farmer wins court injunction against Chesapeake

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

A Carroll County farm wins an injunction against Chesapeake.

New law eliminates inheritance tax, realty transfer tax on family farms

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi (R-9) and Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee Chairman Elder Vogel (R-47) announced July 9 that Governor Tom Corbett has signed a new law exempting family farms from the inheritance tax and the realty transfer tax. Continuing the farming tradition “This legislation is about furthering opportunity in […]

Trumbull County Fair 2012

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The temperatures soared into the 90’s during the week of the Trumbull County Fair and with the record temperatures came record high prices for steers, lambs and hogs.


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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