News Briefs: Time running out to purchase crop coverage
Time running out to purchase crop coverage
The Colorado Farm Service Agency urges producers who want to purchase coverage through the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program to do so before the sales closing date, which is Sunday.
Due to March 15 being a Sunday, coverage can be purchased Monday.
NAP provides financial assistance to producers of noninsurable crops when low yields/grazing loss, loss of inventory or prevented planting occur due to natural disasters including drought, freeze, hail, excessive moisture, excessive wind or hurricanes.
To meet eligibility requirements for NAP, crops must be non-insurable, commercially produced agricultural commodity crops for which the catastrophic risk protection level of crop insurance is not available.
Eligible producers must file the application and pay a service fee. For more information on NAP, service fees, premiums and sales closing dates, contact your County FSA office, which can be found at http://www.offices.usda.gov. For more information on the NAP program go to http://www.fsa.usda.gov/nap.
Hickenlooper joins CDOT for transport initiative
Gov. John Hickenlooper will join the Colorado Department of Transportation and its state agency and transportation safety partners to launch Moving Colorado Toward Zero Deaths on Tuesday. This statewide initiative creates a shared vision for transportation safety in Colorado and the recently completed Strategic Highway Safety Plan.
US attorney’s office gets suspicious package
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Colorado released the following statement regarding receiving a piece of mail containing white powder:
“The Colorado U.S. Attorney’s Office received a piece of mail that contained a letter and white powder. The piece of mail was opened in the mail room. Once the person who opened the piece of mail determined it contained white powder, he and the office followed its standard protective protocol. The Federal Protective Service, Denver Fire Department, Denver Police Department and the FBI responded. The Denver Fire Department determined on site that the substance contained in the envelope was not hazardous. The piece of mail is now in the custody of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which is conducting a criminal investigation into the threat. Operations in the U.S. Attorney’s Office were minimally impacted and have since returned back to normal.”
Shed antler restrictions aims to protect wildlife
In an effort to reduce stress and the disturbance of wintering big game animals, the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission adopted a new regulation in January that limits shed antler collecting in portions of Eagle, Pitkin, Garfield and Routt counties, effective March 1.
The new rule prohibits the collection of shed antlers in game management units 25, 26, 35, 36, 43, 44, 47, 444 and 471, with the following criteria:
■ Effective March 1, the regulation goes into effect.
■ Shed antler hunting will not be allowed at any time in these GMUs after March 1 through today.
■ Beginning Sunday through May 15, collecting will be allowed only between 10 a.m. through sunset. Collecting is not allowed after sunset through 10 a.m. the next morning.
■ Beginning Jan. 1, 2016, the regulation will be in effect. No antler shed hunting allowed prior to March 15 and then only between 10 a.m. and sunset.
For a map of Colorado’s GMUs, go to http://www.cpw.state.co.us/documents/maps/rulesregs/biggamegmumap.pdf.
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