Tax and Financial:

MSC Business Services
Fee based tax and business planning services. Every county in PA has agents who personally visit farms and agribusinesses to perform tax, business and financial planning services. (717) 761-2740 or visit our website for local agents to serve your needs.


PA Farm Bureau Legal Services Plan
Attorneys with long-term experience working with members for over 25+ years. Vast experience in representing members in all phases of Oil and Gas leasing, including gas or energy group organization,  review and modification of lease terms, negotiation, and estate and tax planning. Contact: Gary Heim, the Mette, Evans & Woodside at 717.232.5000

Additional Information Resources:
NaturaWPSU Broadcast site – TV show was live “Profits and Pitfalls of Gas Leasing for Landowners” with question and answer – legal, regulatory and industry information.

Coalbed Methane

Pennsylvania Farm Bureau thanks the Fayette, Greene and Washington County Conservation Districts, as well as the Western Pennsylvania Watershed Program, for sharing the following publications:
Landowner Rights and Information Brochure


DEP Establishes Web Site for Non-Coal Mining

DEP has created a website devoted exclusively to Non-Coal Mining in Pennsylvania.
Non-Coal mining includes the extraction, often from quarries, of such minerals as clay, limestone, shale, slate, flagstone, and specialty mineral products such as bluestone, diabase, serpentinite and refractory sand.
The website contains links to Pennsylvania’s NonCoal Surface Mining Conservation and Reclamation Act, annual reports on mineral production, and answers to frequently asked questions about Pennsylvania’s non-coal Mining permitting process, blasting regulations and sinkholes.
The Web site can be found by going to DEP