Wautoma, WI
Current Conditions
0:56 AM CDT
Clear
Temperature
33°F
Dew Point
3°F
Humidity
28%
Wind
NW at 9 mph
Barometer
30.19 in. F
Visibility
10.00 mi.
Sunrise
06:48 a.m.
Sunset
07:17 p.m.
Afternoon Forecast (12:00pm-7:00pm)
Temperatures will range from 26 to 32 degrees with mostly clear skies. Winds will remain steady around 7 miles per hour from the north. No precipitation is expected.
7-Day Forecast
Friday
32°F / 18°F
Sunny
Saturday
39°F / 18°F
Sunny
Sunday
52°F / 29°F
Light Rain/Snow
Monday
46°F / 29°F
Partly Cloudy
Tuesday
65°F / 35°F
Sunny
Wednesday
68°F / 37°F
Light Rain
Thursday
53°F / 26°F
Partly Cloudy
Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:56 AM CDT
Friday...Temperatures will range from a high of 32 to a low of 18 degrees with clear skies. Winds will range between 5 and 9 miles per hour from the north. No precipitation is expected.
This Evening ...Temperatures will range from 29 to 19 degrees with clear skies. Winds will remain steady around 6 miles per hour from the east. No precipitation is expected.
Overnight ...Temperatures will remain steady at 18 degrees with clear skies. Winds will remain steady around 5 miles per hour from the southeast. No precipitation is expected.
Saturday...Temperatures will range from a high of 39 to a low of 18 degrees with mostly clear skies. Winds will range between 4 and 19 miles per hour from the south. No precipitation is expected.

Eleven million acres added to crop insurance coverage

Sept. 19, 2013 | 0 comments

Compared to a year ago, farmers have enrolled at least 11 million more acres into crop insurance coverage for 2013, according to the latest bi-weekly report by National Crop Insurance Services.

That report, current as of Sept. 9, indicates that the Risk Management Agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture had processed some 1.2 million crop insurance policies covering 292 million acres involving 128 different crops.

In 2012, that total was 281 million acres, also on about 1.2 million policies.

The enrolled acres for 2013 represent some $121 billion in potential liability.

To obtain the policies, farmers are paying $4.4 billion in premiums compared to $4.1 billion in 2012, when the total payout for crop losses covered by insurance hit a record $17.3 billion.

As of the Sept. 9 report, the states with the most crop insurance policies for 2013 are Iowa, Kansas, Illinois, Nebraska, and Minnesota.

The most recent drought monitoring reports indicate an increasing portion of the country is affected.

It notes that one-third of the country, centered around the Rocky Mountains, is in what is considered to be a severe, extreme, or exceptional drought status.

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