Waupaca, WI
Current Conditions
0:15 AM CDT
Cloudy
Temperature
44°F
Dew Point
40°F
Humidity
84%
Wind
N at 5 mph
Barometer
0.00 in. F
Visibility
10.00 mi.
Sunrise
06:53 a.m.
Sunset
06:40 p.m.
Morning Forecast (7:00am-12:00pm)
Temperatures will range from 39 to 48 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 4 and 12 miles per hour from the northeast. No precipitation is expected.
7-Day Forecast
Tuesday
56°F / 39°F
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday
66°F / 49°F
Mostly Cloudy
Thursday
71°F / 50°F
Light Rain
Friday
50°F / 30°F
Scattered Showers
Saturday
45°F / 30°F
Partly Cloudy
Sunday
41°F / 36°F
Light Rain
Monday
58°F / 36°F
Light Rain
Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:15 AM CDT
Tuesday...Temperatures will range from a high of 56 to a low of 39 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 4 and 12 miles per hour from the east. No precipitation is expected.
This Afternoon ...Temperatures will range from 51 to 56 degrees with clear skies. Winds will range between 6 and 10 miles per hour from the east. No precipitation is expected.
This Evening ...Temperatures will range from 49 to 44 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will remain steady around 8 miles per hour from the east. No precipitation is expected.
Overnight ...Temperatures will remain steady at 48 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will remain steady around 7 miles per hour from the east. No precipitation is expected.
Wednesday...Temperatures will range from a high of 66 to a low of 49 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 4 and 12 miles per hour from the southeast. 0.65 inches of rain are expected.

New USDA conservation partnership program receives nearly 600 initial proposals

Aug. 5, 2014 | 0 comments

WASHINGTON

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said that USDA's new Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), which brings together businesses, tribes, communities and other non-government partners to invest in conservation efforts, has drawn an overwhelming response from partners across the nation. Nearly 5,000 organizations partnered together to submit nearly 600 pre-proposals by the July deadline.

"This program is an entirely new approach to conservation," Secretary Vilsack said. "By establishing new public-private partnerships, we can have an impact that's well beyond what the Federal government could accomplish on its own. And we put our partners in the driver's seat, allowing them to find creative solutions to the conservation issues in their local areas. The overwhelming response to this new effort illustrates an eagerness across country to partner and invest in innovative conservation projects."

The RCPP is a way for private companies, tribes, local communities and non-government partners to collaborate and invest in cleaner water and air, healthier soil and enhanced wildlife habitat. It will allow USDA to partner with third parties or work directly with producers in watersheds and other critical conservation areas to leverage private sector funding to maximize conservation investments.

USDA has invested more than $12.5 billion in Farm Bill conservation programs since 2009. RCCP is also one way that the Obama Administration's National Drought Resilience Partnership can support state, local and tribal efforts to plan and manage for long term drought resilience.

This announcement was made possible by the 2014 Farm Bill. The Farm Bill builds on historic economic gains in rural America over the past five years, while achieving meaningful reform and billions of dollars in savings for taxpayers.

Since enactment, USDA has made significant progress to implement each provision of this critical legislation, including providing disaster relief to farmers and ranchers; strengthening risk management tools; expanding access to rural credit; funding critical research; establishing innovative public-private conservation partnerships; developing new markets for rural-made products; and investing in infrastructure, housing and community facilities to help improve quality of life in rural America. For more information, visit: www.usda.gov/farmbill.

To learn about technical and financial assistance available through conservation programs, visit www.nrcs.usda.gov/GetStarted or local USDA service center.

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