Wautoma, WI
Current Conditions
0:56 AM CDT
Cloudy
Temperature
83°F
Dew Point
62°F
Humidity
49%
Wind
SSW at 9 mph
Barometer
29.95 in. F
Visibility
8.00 mi.
Sunrise
05:19 a.m.
Sunset
08:43 p.m.
Afternoon Forecast (12:00pm-7:00pm)
Temperatures will range from 79 to 82 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will remain steady around 3 miles per hour from the southwest. No precipitation is expected.
7-Day Forecast
Saturday
82°F / 59°F
Partly Cloudy
Sunday
85°F / 60°F
Sunny
Monday
86°F / 54°F
Scattered Showers
Tuesday
73°F / 52°F
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday
75°F / 52°F
Mostly Cloudy
Thursday
76°F / 57°F
Partly Cloudy
Friday
79°F / 65°F
Light Rain
Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:56 AM CDT
Saturday...Temperatures will range from a high of 82 to a low of 59 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 2 and 7 miles per hour from the eastsoutheast. No precipitation is expected.
This Evening ...Temperatures will range from 79 to 64 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will remain steady around 5 miles per hour from the southeast. No precipitation is expected.
Overnight ...Temperatures will range from 62 to 59 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will remain steady around 4 miles per hour from the southeast. No precipitation is expected.
Sunday...Temperatures will range from a high of 85 to a low of 60 degrees with mostly clear skies. Winds will range between 4 and 11 miles per hour from the southsouthwest. Less than 1 tenth inch of rain is possible.

Crop insurance enrollment numbers updated for 2013

July 18, 2013 | 0 comments

As of July 8, the Risk Management Agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture had completed the processing of more than 440,000 crop insurance policies for 2013.

The bi-weekly report by the National Crop Insurance Services trade group indicated that those policies cover 129 million planted acres, require farmers to pay $1.5 billion in premiums, and create a potential total liability of $39 billion.

States with the highest number of policies already processed were Texas, Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska, and Minnesota.

During 2012, farmers obtained 1.2 million crop insurance policies on a total of 128 different crops and paid $4.1 billion in premiums and received more than four to one return on average as result of crop losses caused by drought, freezing, and other reasons.

Crop insurance policies purchased in 2012 covered 281 million acres, which represented 86 percent of the planted cropland in the United States.

Crop insurance policies are underwritten by a number of major private insurance companies specializing in the business but the same federal rules and rates apply to all.

A substantial federal subsidiary supports the crop insurance program. In recent years, that subsidy was nearly twice what farmers paid in premiums for the insurance.

Farmers obtain policies through agents with a variety of affiliations. In Wisconsin, these include a number of independent insurance agents, companies such as Premier Insurance Solutions LLC, and organizations such as Badgerland Financial, GreenStone Farm Credit Services, and the National Farmers Organization.

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