Wautoma, WI
Current Conditions
0:56 AM CST
Cloudy
Temperature
28°F
Dew Point
23°F
Humidity
81%
Wind
WNW at 17 mph
Barometer
29.63 in. F
Visibility
10.00 mi.
Sunrise
06:31 a.m.
Sunset
05:47 p.m.
Afternoon Forecast (12:00pm-7:00pm)
Temperatures will range from 31 to 27 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 12 and 18 miles per hour from the west.
7-Day Forecast
Tuesday
31°F / 4°F
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday
13°F / -2°F
Sunny
Thursday
16°F / -2°F
Partly Cloudy
Friday
28°F / 8°F
Cloudy
Saturday
27°F / 12°F
Partly Cloudy
Sunday
31°F / 13°F
Light Snow
Monday
25°F / 19°F
Mostly Cloudy
Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:56 AM CST
Tuesday...Temperatures will range from a high of 31 to a low of 4 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 12 and 20 miles per hour from the west. Less than 1 inch of snow is possible.
This Evening ...Temperatures will range from 25 to 13 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 12 and 20 miles per hour from the northwest. No precipitation is expected.
Overnight ...Temperatures will range from 11 to 4 degrees with mostly clear skies. Winds will remain steady around 15 miles per hour from the west. No precipitation is expected.
Wednesday...Temperatures will range from a high of 13 to a low of -2 degrees with mostly clear skies. Winds will range between 7 and 21 miles per hour from the westnorthwest. Less than 1 inch of snow is possible.

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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