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OSU symposium to address gas drilling in Ohio

Thursday, May 5, 2011

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 […]

Kasich makes a stop at MAC Trailer to discuss Ohio’s future

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

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 […]

Shale gas: A global phenomenon

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

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 […]

Ohio small farmers learn big-farm marketing success

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Small farmer conference offers useful insight for landowners of smaller acreages.

We take our well water for granted

Thursday, March 17, 2011

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.

Governor’s budget would slash Penn State Extension, ag research by half

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

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 […]

Water testing in downstream rivers shows safe water

Thursday, March 10, 2011

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 […]

Let’s put knowledge to work: Support land-grant mission

Thursday, March 3, 2011

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.

The boon and bane of Marcellus Shale: What to do when opportunity knocks

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

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.

Analysis of natural gas tax issues offered Feb. 16

Monday, February 7, 2011

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 […]

Landowners need more information on Marcellus Shale drilling

Monday, February 7, 2011

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 […]

Reader: Research drilling before making decisions

Monday, February 7, 2011

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 […]

Air studies conducted on Marcellus Shale sites across Pennsylvania

Thursday, February 3, 2011

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 […]

Agriculture changing as Marcellus Shale drilling gains ground

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Tom Murphy, Penn State University extension educator for Lycoming County, sat down Jan. 26 for a one-on-one interview with the Farm and Dairy.

Murphy is co-director of the Penn State Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research.

Marcellus Shale 2010: The year the gas boom came to the region

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Marcellus Shale 2010: The year the gas boom came to the region SALEM, Ohio —Before this year, many Ohioans probably had never heard of drilling through the Marcellus Shale fro natural gas. That was then. Now, you can hear people whispering about the prospects, good and bad of the drilling almost everywhere in the Buckeye […]

2010: Year in review

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

2010 is a year that many in agriculture will not soon forget. Here is a look back at some of the stories that have touched the ag community.

Energy outlook projects growing reliance on natural gas from shale

Monday, December 27, 2010

WASHINGTON — The Annual Energy Outlook 2011, released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration, predicts recoverable shale gas resources are nearly double what the agency forecasted a year ago. The projection shows the growing importance of natural gas from domestic shale gas resources, according to Energy Information Administration Administrator Richard Newell. Shale jackpot The technically […]

Marcellus Shale: Pennsylvania targets natural gas drilling boom with new regulations

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Two new regulations were passed in Pennsylvania in 2010.

Shale gas development drives U.S. natural gas reserves to highest level since 1971

Thursday, December 2, 2010

WASHINGTON — U.S. natural gas proved reserves, estimated as “wet” gas, which includes natural gas plant liquids, increased by 11 percent in 2009 to 284 trillion cubic feet, the highest level since 1971, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s Summary: U.S. Crude Oil, Natural Gas, and Natural Gas Liquids Reserves, 2009 , released recently. […]

Video conference to address landowner financial and tax issues on Marcellus Shale gas leasing

Monday, November 29, 2010

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Signing a Marcellus Shale natural gas lease is a life-changing event for landowners lucky enough to be on top of the major find. But huge questions arise and need to be answered before and after any landowner signs a lease. That’s why American Agriculturist, Ag Choice Farm Credit, Penn State Cooperative […]

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