Waupaca, WI
Current Conditions
0:35 AM CDT
Cloudy
Temperature
59°F
Dew Point
50°F
Humidity
70%
Wind
SE at 12 mph
Barometer
0.00 in. F
Visibility
10.00 mi.
Sunrise
06:54 a.m.
Sunset
06:38 p.m.
Morning Forecast (7:00am-12:00pm)
Temperatures will range from 48 to 60 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 7 and 12 miles per hour from the southeast. No precipitation is expected.
7-Day Forecast
Wednesday
66°F / 48°F
Mostly Cloudy
Thursday
70°F / 48°F
Light Rain
Friday
54°F / 32°F
Light Rain/Snow
Saturday
39°F / 31°F
Mostly Cloudy
Sunday
52°F / 31°F
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Monday
53°F / 38°F
Partly Cloudy
Tuesday
49°F / 30°F
Partly Cloudy
Detailed Short Term Forecast
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Wednesday...Temperatures will range from a high of 66 to a low of 48 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 3 and 13 miles per hour from the southeast. Less than 1 tenth inch of rain is possible.
This Afternoon ...Temperatures will range from 64 to 66 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 9 and 13 miles per hour from the southeast. No precipitation is expected.
This Evening ...Temperatures will range from 62 to 56 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 6 and 11 miles per hour from the southeast.
Overnight ...Temperatures will remain steady at 58 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 3 and 10 miles per hour from the south. No precipitation is expected.
Thursday...Temperatures will range from a high of 70 to a low of 48 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 2 and 22 miles per hour from the southeast. 0.65 inches of rain are expected.

Stewardship,

neighbor-to-neighbor farming urged

Dec. 6, 2012 | 0 comments

The American Farm Bureau Federation is pleased with the outcome of a year-long discussion of the Agriculture Department's Advisory Committee on Biotechnology and 21st Century Agriculture on ways to promote coexistence in agriculture.

The AC21 presented its report to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to be used as guidance to enhance working relationships among farmers growing different types of crops, specifically biotech and non-biotech crops.

In 2011, Vilsack tasked the AC21 with providing recommendations for strengthening coexistence among various agricultural production methods.

American Farm Bureau Federation Vice President Barry Bushue, a member of the AC21, said the report's recommendations could benefit all of agriculture.

The AC21 report highlights the importance of diversity in U.S. agriculture and the history of successful coexistence in identity-preserved markets, whereby production practices maintain each crop's integrity and purity.

"Finding ways to work together to serve specialty, high-value markets is one of the greatest strengths of the U.S. agriculture industry," said Bushue.

"As American farmers continue to innovate, I am optimistic that our recommendations can help identify coexistence practices where they are working, improve stewardship where needed and mitigate much of the underlying concerns about the real and perceived risks related to coexistence," continued Bushue, noting that the committee's report emphasizes proactive grower outreach and education.

The AC21 also explored the idea of compensation to address economic losses by farmers whose crop value may be reduced by the unintended presence of biotechnology but determined that a compensation mechanism isn't necessary or justified at this time.

"I'm pleased our committee carefully weighed the evidence, listened to the needs of growers and choose to emphasize improved stewardship and neighbor-to-neighbor coexistence," said Bushue.

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