Wautoma, WI
Current Conditions
0:56 AM CDT
Clear
Temperature
85°F
Dew Point
72°F
Humidity
65%
Wind
SSW at 8 mph
Barometer
29.97 in. F
Visibility
10.00 mi.
Sunrise
06:21 a.m.
Sunset
07:31 p.m.
Morning Forecast (7:00am-12:00pm)
Temperatures will range from 70 to 85 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will remain steady around 7 miles per hour from the southwest. No precipitation is expected.
7-Day Forecast
Wednesday
88°F / 60°F
Partly Cloudy
Thursday
82°F / 59°F
Sunny
Friday
87°F / 59°F
Scattered Showers
Saturday
87°F / 66°F
Sunny
Sunday
86°F / 69°F
Partly Cloudy
Monday
84°F / 61°F
Scattered Showers
Tuesday
73°F / 51°F
Partly Cloudy
Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:56 AM CDT
Wednesday...Temperatures will range from a high of 88 to a low of 60 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 5 and 20 miles per hour from the southsouthwest. 0.42 inches of rain are expected.
This Afternoon ...Temperatures will range from 88 to 85 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 12 and 20 miles per hour from the south. No precipitation is expected.
This Evening ...Temperatures will range from 83 to 71 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 5 and 16 miles per hour from the southwest. No precipitation is expected.
Overnight ...Temperatures will range from 69 to 61 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 6 and 10 miles per hour from the north. No precipitation is expected.
Thursday...Temperatures will range from a high of 82 to a low of 59 degrees with mostly clear skies. Winds will range between 1 and 9 miles per hour from the northnortheast. Less than 1 tenth inch of rain is possible.

Hay theives a problem

for Missouri farmers

Dec. 6, 2012 | 0 comments

As if it's not bad enough that Missouri farmers are trying to survive the worst drought in decades, now many of them are facing a new problem that's costing them big bucks.

Missouri Farm Bureau president Blake Hurst says thieves are actually targeting hay that has been left out in fields prior to being harvested, hauling them off and selling the valuable commodity.

"Of course, no one brands their hay, so if you hook onto it with your tractor or your pickup and make it out the gate, then it's impossible to prove where the hay came from," Hurst said.

With winter approaching and grass dying out, the price for fresh hay to feed livestock is on the rise, and Hurst says that makes unguarded bales a tempting target.

Ironically, it's because of the ongoing drought that fresh hay has become so valuable with the winter season fast approaching.

And it's not just Missouri. This trend is happening in farm states across the country, so much so that some are now putting global positioning trackers inside their bales, in case they're stolen.

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