You can’t see, smell or taste radon. It could, however, be a problem in your home. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Surgeon General, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States today. Only smoking causes more lung cancer deaths. And if you smoke and your home has high radon levels your risk of lung cancer is much higher.
It won’t keep the doctor away, but you’re almost guaranteed to get a daily dose of conflict if you’re involved in a community organization. How you handle that conflict can make a difference in your organization’s health. And an apple a day probably wouldn’t hurt, either.
The US Energy Information Administration provides an annual energy outlook based on evaluations of a wide range of trends and issues that could have major implications for U.S. energy markets
Recently revised Pennsylvania environmental regulations require all animal operations, large and small, to have either a Manure Management Plan or a Nutrient Management Plan.
Pennsylvania Manure Management Regulations require all farms who do not qualify as a CAO must have a completed written plan.
One barn in Northampton County was quarantined due to PA horses that attended a show in New York.
Closely observe your horse’s eating habits, gaits, activities and attitude to determine what is normal.
Horse Owners need to be alert and examine their horses for winter external parasites.
Test Your Soil - Proper fertilization is a critical step in maintaining high quality forage in pastures.
4th Quarter 2012 TMR is up and can be accessed by clicking the above link. Dr. Jacobson's comments: Lumber prices are bouncing back as the housing market picks up, but the stumpage and log prices are lagging a little. However, there is positive, albeit small, price increases for most of our species. As lumber demand picks up further expect mills to replenish inventories and expand production. Then prices should trickle down to the stump.
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It may be cold, but we can still exercise and enjoy the outdoors. However, the winter weather requires us to take some precautions to ensure our safety.
"A hundred years after we are gone and forgotten those who never heard of us will be living with the results of our action" - Oliver Wendell Holmes, former US Supreme Court Justice
The more than decade-long effort to eradicate the Plum Pox Virus has been a success after required monitoring shows the disease has not reappeared.
Penn State Extension Dairy Team has scheduled two workshops to help increase milk quality through collecting and indentifying on-farm cultures.
Workshops designed for English-speaking milkers and managers will emphasize proper milking techniques and standard operating procedures.
A couple married for 61 years brought a water test report for clarification into the Extension office. They have tested their well periodically for years and for the first time they had a positive total coliform bacteria test. They had the usual questions, “is that bad? (we haven’t been sick or anything).” And, “what should we do about it?”
Penn State MCOR will host an one day workshop on opportunities for economic development at the Penn State Beaver campus
The United Nations has declared 2013 the “International Year of Quinoa,” (KEEN-wah) to help draw attention to this ancient, nutrient-dense grain.
Video clip from the Big Ten Network featuring the DairyCents app with interviews from Penn State Extension, a local dairy producer, and a Penn State student.