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OEFFA conference champions ‘slow money,’ keeping food and cash local

Monday, February 20, 2012

Conference draws another sellout crowd — more than 1,000 attend.

OSU Extension offers calving clinic, oil and gas leasing meetings

Thursday, February 16, 2012

I cannot believe that February is already half over. I know local farmers are working hard to finish up their farm taxes and are attending many of the great OSU Extension workshops being held across the region. Today, I would like to provide information on a bovine calving management workshop and about the financial and […]

Food showcase features Marcellus shale, social media workshops

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

FOX CHAPEL, Pa. — Penn State Extension Allegheny County will host the Local Food Showcase March 20 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Shadyside Academy, 423 Fox Chapel Road, in Fox Chapel, Pa. The event will bring together Western Pennsylvania food producers with consumers and food industry professionals and features an expo-style networking session. Local farmers […]

Long-term, sustainable funding for county conservation districts to come from local impact fee

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

HARRISBURG, Pa. — After years of discussion and scrutiny, and months of lively debate and negotiation, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett has signed a Local Impact Fee from the extraction of natural gas from underneath much of Pennsylvania. “This is monumental for the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, its citizens, businesses and communities,” said Robert B. Maiden, Executive […]

Pennsylvania Independent Oil and Gas Association speaks out

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

WEXFORD, Pa. — Pennsylvania Independent Oil & Gas Association spoke out today after Governor Tom Corbett signed the Marcellus Shale impact fee into law. To get the details of the legislation, click here. President and Executive Director Louis D. D’Amico today issued the following statement regarding the enactment of the legislation:   PIOGA and its […]

Shale tax, pipeline easements focus of Jefferson County meetings

Monday, February 13, 2012

WINTERSVILLE, Ohio — Ohio State University Extension, Jefferson County Farm Bureau, Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District, and the Eastern Ohio Development Alliance have teamed up to offer a shale gas workshop series for landowners this winter.

Taxing shale drilling: Pa. legislation will provide more money for local governments

Monday, February 13, 2012

***Update as of Feb. 14, Pa. Governor Corbett signed the legislation as it was written. The bill now takes effect.*** To check out statements from the Pennsylvania Independent Oil and Gas Association or the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts, just click on the links. SALEM, Ohio — Legislation headed to the governor’s desk will have […]

Pa. governor’s proposal keeps research, Extension dollars for Penn State

Monday, February 13, 2012

No tuition dollars are used to support ag research and extension, which is true in other states, too.

ODNR updates reports: More Utica shale wells in the works

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

SALEM, Ohio — The lawsuit between Summitcrest Inc. vs. Eric Petroleum Corporation, Chesapeake Exploration and Ohio Buckeye Energy, LLC is headed to mediation, according to the Columbiana County Common Pleas court records. In the meantime, the well planned for Summitcrest Farms looks to be canceled. According to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Chesapeake canceled […]

Energy outlook: U.S. dependence on imported oil to wane in coming years

Friday, January 27, 2012

WASHINGTON — The Annual Energy Outlook 2012 released Jan. 23 by the U.S. Energy Information Administration presents updated projections for U.S. energy markets through 2035.

Wide variety of equipment at Power Show Ohio

Thursday, January 26, 2012

COLUMBUS — The 42nd Power Show Ohio will get under way Jan. 27 at the Ohio Expo Center and show manager Dennis Alford said there will be a lot to see.

Youngstown meeting doesn’t give exact answers to earthquake questions

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

YOUNGSTOWN — Without a doubt, injection wells in Ohio will continue to be a hot topic in the future. Youngstown Mayor Chuck Sammarone convened a public meeting of the city of Youngstown public utilities committee Jan. 11 at the Covelli Center in Youngstown. Area residents came in the hopes of finding out some information about […]

Workshops to cover financial and tax considerations of oil and gas wells

Saturday, January 14, 2012

JEFFERSON, Ohio — To meet the demand, OSU has scheduled three additional Financial & Tax Implications of Oil & Gas Leases/Royalties in Northeast Ohio workshops.

Pennsylvania Young Farmer’s Association plans winter conference

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

BEDFORD, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Young Farmers Association will hold its 52th annual winter conference at the Best Western Bedford Inn, Bedford, Pa., Feb. 7-9. Deadline The conference is being hosted by The Bedford County Young Farmers, a newly formed young farmer chapter organized through the Bedford County Technical Center. Deadline for early registration is […]

Top farm stories of 2011

Thursday, December 29, 2011

A year-in-review look at 10 of the biggest farm issues we covered in 2011.

Marcellus and Utica shale gas may bring fewer jobs than thought

Monday, December 26, 2011

COLUMBUS — A recent industry-funded study estimating that development of shale natural gas and oil could create or support 200,000 jobs in Ohio greatly overestimates the economic impact of the industry, according to a new Ohio State University analysis.

LETTER: Use common sense to make a decision about shale drilling

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Editor: I am a local farmer. I’m a simple man and, like most farmers, I have a lot of common sense. Simplicity and common sense go hand in hand. In order for my farm to operate, I must make many logical decisions. If logic is not applied to my decision-making process, I suffer the consequences. […]

Is your rural community ready for the changing energy landscape?

Friday, December 16, 2011

The communities that do best in the changing energy landscape will adopt appropriate land use, housing, planning, schooling, regulatory, and capital management strategies that anticipate and can adapt to change.

Protesters urge a slow down in Marcellus drilling

Thursday, December 1, 2011

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Protesters outside Youngstown’s Covelli Center Nov. 30 wanted the Utica and Marcellus shale drilling to slow, but the feeling inside was that it is moving full steam ahead. The public filled the sold-out trade show and a stage area where speakers talked about the jobs that lay ahead for the area, the […]

Marcellus shale seminar focuses on municipal experiences

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A presentation detailing how municipal governments are dealing with the Marcellus Shale natural-gas boom will be offered by Penn State Extension Dec. 6 from 6:30-9 p.m.

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