This is the title of a 2015 article written by Min Koung Choi and Mildred E. Warner (Cornell University’s Dept. of City and Regional Planning).
In a recent Washington Monthly article, Rick Masson of The Plough Foundation (Memphis Tennessee) describes the help many seniors need to stay in their homes as they age, and how one county in Tennessee is meeting that need.
Article by Paula Span [New York Times] (Nov. 18, 2016).
S.A.G.E. (Senior Adults for Greater Education) commits to reaching more students, expanding to additional school districts.
This 2017 book, published by Springer, was written by Matt Kaplan (Penn State University), Mariano Sanchez (University of Granada, Spain), and Jaco Hoffman (North-West University, South Africa, and University of Oxford, UK). Foreword by Donna Butts, Executive Director of Generations United.
This article from the Penn State Center for Ag and Shale Law will review the extensive history of EPA actions that led to the issuance of the final report in order to provide context for a better understanding of the substance of the final report.
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has begun revising eligibility standards for expedited review of Erosion and Sediment permit applications related to oil and gas drilling.
The month of December ended with near seasonal temperatures and above normal precipitation across much of the state (except for the far southeast). As the first full week of 2017 continues, the mild weather that has been observed early in the week will transition to much colder weather for the end of the week and the weekend.
If you didn’t write it down it never happened; it’s a lesson often learned the hard way. For field crop production, not having accessible records can range from not knowing when a disease or insect occurred to being in trouble with a regulatory agency. Fortunately, there are a lot of good smartphone and tablet apps that are specifically tailored to farm record keeping.
Regular liming is critical to good crop production in our soils. However, of all of the soil test results, pH is the only one that is consistently below optimum in our annual soil test summaries for PA.
When I’m ready to learn about agricultural marketing one of my primary sources is the University of Illinois. This institution has what I believe to be a stellar Ag Economics department with an excellent set of researchers and teachers. Let’s review some of my notes from when I was in the audience the middle of December at one of their Extension events.
Are more farmers interested in injecting manure now than previously? Should there be an increase in the interest in manure injection? Both questions will be valuable in helping to determine the future of this practice in Pennsylvania.
There is increasing concern with sulfur (S) deficiency due to reduced atmospheric S deposition which is reflected in a trend toward lower soil test S levels in all samples run by the Penn State Ag Analytical Laboratory (AASL) over the last 10 years. Research was recently conducted to determine the extent and severity of S deficiency in Pennsylvania.
Recently the Farm Service Agency (FSA), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Risk Management Agency (RMA) worked together to develop consistent, simple, and flexible policy for cover crop practices.
Penn State Extension will be offering 18 Crops Conferences and Crops Days across Pennsylvania.
Torrefaction and biochar potential pathways to wood energy development.
The Department of Environmental Protection is now accepting applications for stormwater best management practices to reduce nutrients and sediments to streams and rivers within urbanized areas in 10 counties in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Acting Secretary Patrick McDonnell shared the following suggestions for Pennsylvania residents for a safe and healthy 2017.
As part of the statewide Clean Water Counts In Pennsylvania campaign by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation-PA, county maps of streams with impaired water quality were posted online.