Wautoma, WI
Current Conditions
0:56 AM CDT
Clear
Temperature
66°F
Dew Point
63°F
Humidity
90%
Wind
S at 5 mph
Barometer
29.83 in. F
Visibility
10.00 mi.
Sunrise
05:21 a.m.
Sunset
08:27 p.m.
Overnight Forecast (Midnight-7:00am)
Temperatures will range from 63 to 60 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 5 and 10 miles per hour from the south. Rain amounts of less than a tenth of an inch are expected.
7-Day Forecast
Tuesday
65°F / 60°F
Scattered Showers
Tuesday
76°F / 58°F
Light Rain
Wednesday
79°F / 55°F
Partly Cloudy
Thursday
79°F / 58°F
Scattered Showers
Friday
79°F / 44°F
Light Rain
Saturday
44°F / 40°F
Light Rain
Sunday
52°F / 40°F
Light Rain
Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:56 AM CDT
Tuesday...Temperatures will range from a high of 65 to a low of 60 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 5 and 10 miles per hour from the southsoutheast. Less than 1 tenth inch of rain is possible.
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Overnight ...Temperatures will range from 63 to 60 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 5 and 10 miles per hour from the south. Rain amounts of less than a tenth of an inch are expected.
Tuesday...Temperatures will range from a high of 76 to a low of 58 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 4 and 18 miles per hour from the southsoutheast. 0.29 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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