Wautoma, WI
Current Conditions
0:56 AM CDT
Cloudy
Temperature
57°F
Dew Point
53°F
Humidity
87%
Wind
SW at 5 mph
Barometer
29.89 in. F
Visibility
10.00 mi.
Sunrise
07:23 a.m.
Sunset
05:59 p.m.
Evening Forecast (7:00pm-Midnight)
Temperatures will range from 56 to 58 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 7 and 12 miles per hour from the southwest.
7-Day Forecast
Friday
58°F / 49°F
Partly Cloudy
Saturday
60°F / 36°F
Sunny
Sunday
59°F / 36°F
Scattered Showers
Monday
61°F / 48°F
Light Rain
Tuesday
53°F / 35°F
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday
47°F / 32°F
Partly Cloudy
Thursday
47°F / 32°F
Light Rain/Snow
Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:56 AM CDT
Friday...Temperatures will range from a high of 58 to a low of 49 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 7 and 15 miles per hour from the west. No precipitation is expected.
Overnight ...Temperatures will range from 54 to 50 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 10 and 15 miles per hour from the west. No precipitation is expected.
Saturday...Temperatures will range from a high of 60 to a low of 36 degrees with clear skies. Winds will range between 8 and 15 miles per hour from the westnorthwest. No precipitation is expected.

Crop insurance payments climbing at slower pace

March 14, 2013 | 0 comments

In its latest twice monthly update, the National Crop Insurance Services trade association reported that as of late February farmers received more than $15.4 billion in payments for crops they had insured in 2012.

The report noted earlier predictions from other sources that payments would top $20 billion were probably overestimates.

According to the latest report, 19 states were on a list for receiving at least $1.05 in indemnity payments for every $1 in crop insurance premiums (farmer payments and federal government subsidies). Illinois was at the top of the list at $3.55 while the national average was $1.39 as of late February.

Other states that had already exceeded the 1.05 ratio on payments to premiums also included Wisconsin, Michigan, Iowa, Indiana, Ohio, Kansas, Texas, Colorado, New Mexico, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, Wyoming, Kentucky, Tennessee, New York, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire.

Today (March 15) is the deadline for farmers to either purchase crop insurance for the first time in 2013 or to make changes in existing policies. This deadline applies to crops being planted in the coming months.

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