Feed costs are the major cash expense in any sheep operation. Keeping feed costs low while still supplying the necessary nutrients to keep the flock healthy should be the goal of every shepherd.
Small businesses employ nearly all of the working population in Pennsylvania’s rural communities and play a crucial role in fostering community development and infusing rural areas with entrepreneurial opportunities. A report prepared for the Center for Rural Pennsylvania entitled Examination of Small Business Owners in Rural Pennsylvania studies the demographics of small business owners and their use of public programs that assist in business operations.
Professor Ross Pifer, director of the Agricultural Law Research and Resource Center and of the new Rural Economic Development Clinic, summarizes the legal implications of Marcellus Shale development.
This is part 2 of last week's news item.
Conversations that your employees have off the farm reflect on you and your business and go a long way in shaping your image in the community. But you can’t control what employees say on their time off, right? Wrong.
Private companies and money sources supply the expertise, funding, equipment and management help necessary for the design, construction and operation of these plants.
The 2010 Marcellus Summit, hosted by Penn State Extension, the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission and Penn State Outreach, was held October 10 through 12th at the Penn Stater Conference Center, University Park. This articles provides a brief recap of the Summit.
Landowners who lease their mineral rights have many decisions to make related to any potential income from a producing well. These decisions relate to managing that income, planning for taxes, and planning for future generations. This article describes potential consequences 'if I do nothing.' (This is part 1 of a 2-part series.)
The framework will provide the basic tenets of an improved animal disease traceability capability in the United States.
For several years now, scientists have been sounding alarms about a devastating fungus, White-Nose Syndrome (WNS), that has literally decimated bat populations in the Northeastern U.S.
Penn State Extension Water Resources has offered many programs related to water and natural gas drilling. What have been the impacts to you and your family personally?
Leasing land for natural gas extraction has many tax implications for the landowner. While there is no substitute for sound financial planning and advice, this article provides a few tips and explanations about tax implications of leasing.
The pace and extent of Marcellus Shale development across Pennsylvania can be “seen” in animated maps produced by the Penn State Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research.
While some studies have shown cinnamon to help control blood sugars by allowing the body to be more sensitive to the insulin the body produces, other studies have not. So, the jury is still out. The studies with positive results show that cinnamon may decrease fasting blood sugars and lipids, and it may also slow the emptying of food from your stomach, resulting in lowered after-meal blood sugars.
A new document focused on the Chesapeake Bay presents a suite of tools and management practices to manage non-point source pollution on federal lands.
New legislation has been introduced in the Pennsylvania General Assembly to further expand reporting requirements for Marcellus Shale wells.
University Park, Pa. — As scientists with the federal government search for the source of the salmonella that made thousands of people sick this summer and trace how it spread, researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences are developing a new and more accurate method of acquiring the bacteria's identity.
The Institute for Public Policy & Economic Development announced the release of the report, Baseline Socioeconomic Analysis for the Marcellus Shale Development in Pennsylvania, this week.
A free, Web-based seminar titled, "Natural Gas Experiences of Marcellus Residents: Preliminary Results from the Community Satisfaction Survey," which will air at 1 p.m. on Sept. 16. Sponsored by Penn State Cooperative Extension, the "webinar" will provide an overview of the recent survey of residents in counties where shale-gas exploration has begun.
Common questions asked about right-of-ways