Wautoma, WI
Current Conditions
0:56 AM CDT
Clear
Temperature
71°F
Dew Point
66°F
Humidity
84%
Wind
CM at 0 mph
Barometer
29.91 in. F
Visibility
10.00 mi.
Sunrise
05:20 a.m.
Sunset
08:42 p.m.
Evening Forecast (7:00pm-Midnight)
Temperatures will range from 83 to 67 degrees with mostly clear skies. Winds will range between 7 and 12 miles per hour from the south. No precipitation is expected.
7-Day Forecast
Sunday
83°F / 67°F
Partly Cloudy
Monday
80°F / 54°F
Light Rain
Tuesday
72°F / 49°F
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday
73°F / 49°F
Sunny
Thursday
76°F / 57°F
Light Rain
Friday
80°F / 64°F
Light Rain
Saturday
88°F / 71°F
Light Rain
Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:56 AM CDT
Sunday...Temperatures will range from a high of 83 to a low of 67 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 7 and 13 miles per hour from the south. No precipitation is expected.
Overnight ...Temperatures will range from 67 to 69 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 9 and 13 miles per hour from the south. No precipitation is expected.
Monday...Temperatures will range from a high of 80 to a low of 54 degrees with cloudy skies. Winds will range between 13 and 16 miles per hour from the northwest. 0.21 inches of rain are expected.

New legislation needed

to maintain movement of grains

May 2, 2013 | 0 comments

New legislation introduced in the House, H.R. 1152, The Mississippi River Navigation Sustainment Act, would maintain the critical movement of goods during periods of extreme weather, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation.

"The Mississippi River is a critical national transportation artery on which hundreds of millions of tons of essential commodities are shipped, such as corn, grain, oilseeds and agricultural inputs," AFBF President Bob Stallman wrote in a letter to sponsors of the bill, Reps. Bill Enyart (D-Ill.) and Rodney Davis (R-IL).

"Recent low water events on the Mississippi River created great uncertainty for those who depend on our waterway systems. Whether it is low water conditions or devastating floods, we need to be proactive in planning and preparing to keep the Mississippi River open for commerce," Stallman said.

He praised the recently introduced legislation because it will improve understanding of the Mississippi River system while providing additional flexibility for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to respond to extreme weather events through better water management, improved river forecasting and more effective environmental management.

"An efficient and reliable inland waterway system linked to competitive ports is vital to America's ability to provide affordable agricultural products domestically and to compete internationally," Stallman concluded.

Farm Bureau encourages other members of Congress to support the bill.

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