Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Rosler enters plea

Rosler pleas guilty

By Will Bublitz

 At the Lincoln County Courthouse in Hugo last Friday, July 26, a Limon nurse pleaded guilty to a felony charge that she stole from one of her patients.

Manacled and wearing an orange Lincoln County Jail jumpsuit, Dallas Rosler entered a guilty plea to one count of Theft from an At-Risk Adult, a Class 3 felony. In addition, the 37-year-old Licensed Practical Nurse admitted to violating probation on a 2012 deferred judgment on a guilty plea to an earlier case of stealing from a patient in her care.

After accepting the guilty plea, Judge Jeffrey K. Holmes of the 18th Judicial District Court ordered Rosler to appear back in the courtroom on September 20 for sentencing.

Monday, July 22, 2013

CRP signup

USDA Announces Results for 45th Conservation Reserve Program General Sign-Up
Offers Received for 1.9 Million Acres

AMES, IOWA, July 22, 2013 — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will accept 1.7 million acres offered under the 45th  Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general sign-up. The Department received nearly 28,000 offers on more than 1.9 million acres of land, demonstrating CRP’s continuing appeal as one of our nation’s most successful voluntary programs for soil, water, and wildlife conservation. Under Vilsack’s leadership, USDA has enrolled nearly 12 million acres in new CRP contracts since 2009. Currently, there are more than 26.9 million acres enrolled on 700,000 contracts.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Emergency Haying and Grazing

USDA Authorizes Emergency Haying and Grazing of CRP Acres for Multiple Counties in Colorado
USDA Colorado Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director, Leland Swenson today announced that Las Animas, Huerfano, Adams, Arapahoe, Baca, Bent, Cheyenne, Kiowa, La Plata, Archuleta, Lincoln, Logan, Dolores, Montezuma, San Miguel, Morgan, Sedgwick, Washington, Weld, Yuma, Prowers, Kit Carson. Phillips and Moffat Counties are authorized for emergency grazing and haying use of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres for fiscal year (FY) 2013.  According to SED Swenson, there may be additional counties added to this list in the coming days as they are reviewed and approved. The CRP emergency grazing authorization for FY 2013 is effective on July 16th.  The last day to hay CRP will be August 31 and graze CRP acres is September 30, 2013.

In addition, it has been announced that Elbert County is authorized for emergency grazing only, affective on July 16, 2013 through September 30, 2013.
Eligible producers who are interested in grazing or haying CRP under the emergency authorization and current CRP participants who choose to provide land for grazing to an eligible livestock producer must first request approval through their local FSA office to graze or hay eligible acreage and obtain a modified conservation plan from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to include grazing and haying requirements.