SALEM, Ohio — Founded in 1937, Witmer’s Inc. is committed to serving farmers with agricultural equipment, sales, service and parts.
COLUMBUS — While much attention is being placed on the development of Ohio’s shale oil and gas reserves, a new technical report released by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Geological Survey suggests that existing oil fields beneath eastern Ohio could potentially produce hundreds of millions of additional barrels of oil. According to […]
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A survey of businesses in two Pennsylvania counties where natural gas drilling is occurring suggests that the Marcellus Shale boom is having a positive net effect on business activity.
Recognizing the importance of providing accurate information regarding shale development in Ohio, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Mineral Resources Management launched an enhanced oil and gas Web page that focuses on shale development.
The penalties address violations in Bradford and Washington Counties in Pa.
EPA seeks wastewater disposal information from natural gas drilling operations.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Two new publications from Penn State Extension will help Pennsylvania citizens to become familiar with Marcellus Shale-related water issues, with an eye toward participating in public policy decisions. Publications Marcellus Shale Gas Well Drilling: Regulations to Protect Water Supplies in Pennsylvania introduces the various water-related policies affecting Marcellus Shale natural-gas drilling. […]
COLUMBUS — Recent interest in developing Ohio’s resources for natural gas drilling has prompted Ohio State University’s Agricultural and Resource Law Program to plan an Ohio Oil and Gas Law Symposium, “The ‘New’ Ohio Oil and Gas Boom: Drilling into Legal Issues.” Class time The Continuing Legal Education program for attorneys will be held from […]
SALEM, Ohio — Ohio Gov. John Kasich made a stop in Columbiana County April 18 at MAC Trailer to share some of what he has been working on since being in office for 99 days. Kasich was touring MAC Trailer where semi-truck trailers are manufactured. Their newest product is a pneumatic tanker that can be […]
WASHINGTON — Initial assessments of 48 shale gas basins in 32 countries suggest that shale gas resources, which have recently provided a major boost to U.S. natural gas production, are also available in other world regions. Study A new EIA-sponsored study reported initial assessments of 5,760 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of technically recoverable shale gas […]
Small farmer conference offers useful insight for landowners of smaller acreages.
When drilling a water well, no one can guarantee you that you will have water or how much water you will have. When you hire a well driller to drill you a well, you are paying for a developed hole in the ground — nothing more.
By DARRIN YOUKER Contributing Writer HARRISBURG, Pa. — If cuts in the proposed Pennsylvania budget stand, Cooperative Extension programs across the state could radically change. Gov. Tom Corbett wants to slash funding to Penn State by 50 percent, a reduction of $182 million. And that means funding to agriculture research and Cooperative Extension programming could […]
HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Department of Environmental Protection recently announced results of in-stream water quality monitoring for radioactive material in seven of the commonwealth’s rivers. Results All samples showed levels at or below the normal naturally occurring background levels of radioactivity. The tests were conducted in November and December of 2010 at stations downstream of […]
We are in an atmosphere of questioning spending, taxes and finding ways for all levels of government to live within its means. But cutting investments in agricultural R&D, innovation and education is like eating your seed corn — and next year you’ll go hungry.
I grew up on a farm in Washington County. We never had much money, but most people thought we did because we owned property. Farmers understand their land is often worth more than their farm business. A common joke among farmers is that if they come into some money, they will just keep farming until it’s all gone. Enter Marcellus Shale.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — An online seminar offered by Penn State Cooperative Extension at 1 p.m., Feb. 16, will cover what Pennsylvania residents, who benefit financially from natural-gas wells on their properties, need to know about tax implications. Associate Professor of Forest Resources Mike Jacobson will address primarily landowners who want to understand the basic […]
By ANDY ANDREWS Contributing writer STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — During a portion of the Farming for the Future Conference at the Penn Stater Conference Center Feb. 4, a forum explored Marcellus Shale drilling issues and was informative, and at times, divisive. Issues Several speakers cut through the emotions and issues regarding drilling through the Marcellus […]
Editor: I was disappointed by the interview with Tom Murphy on the Marcellus gas drilling (Agriculture changing as Marcellus Shale drilling gains ground). Today with the media being scrutinized for bias reporting, I would expect Farm and Dairy to do a better job researching a topic before they publish this stuff. There are a lot […]
HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Department of Environmental Protection released a report on a four-week air quality study conducted near Marcellus Shale natural gas operations in Susquehanna and Sullivan counties. “This short-term study of the air emissions at surveyed sites shows no emission levels that would constitute a concern to the health of residents living near […]