Wautoma, WI
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0:56 AM CST
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Temperature
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Humidity
100%
Wind
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Barometer
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Visibility
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Sunrise
07:29 a.m.
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Evening Forecast (7:00pm-Midnight)
Temperatures will range from 34 to 36 degrees with cloudy skies. Winds will remain steady around 11 miles per hour from the east. Rain amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch are predicted. Snow accumulation of less than a half inch is predicted.
7-Day Forecast
Monday
36°F / 34°F
Light Rain/Snow
Tuesday
44°F / 35°F
Light Rain
Wednesday
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Mostly Cloudy
Thursday
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Mostly Cloudy
Friday
33°F / 13°F
Light Rain/Snow
Saturday
13°F / 6°F
Partly Cloudy
Sunday
22°F / 9°F
Light Snow
Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:56 AM CST
Monday...Temperatures will range from a high of 36 to a low of 34 degrees with cloudy skies. Winds will range between 11 and 14 miles per hour from the eastnortheast. 0.44 inches of rain are expected. Less than 1 inch of snow is possible.
Overnight ...Temperatures will remain steady at 36 degrees with cloudy skies. Winds will remain steady around 12 miles per hour from the northeast. Expect rain amounts between a quarter and half of an inch.
Tuesday...Temperatures will range from a high of 44 to a low of 35 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 5 and 13 miles per hour from the south. 0.20 inches of rain are expected.

Grants available to help farmers save on fuel costs, reduce propane usage

May 19, 2014 | 0 comments

MADISON

Gov. Scott Walker announced Wisconsin farmers have the opportunity to apply for grant funding to buy energy efficient grain dryers. The USDA Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) helps eligible applicants install renewable energy systems or energy efficiency improvements, such as grain dryers which save more than 5,700 gallons of propane for every 100,000 bushels of corn dried.

"Due to the propane shortage, many people are facing safety issues and financial hardships, and it's not over yet," Gov. Walker said. "Working to solve the crisis is ongoing, and we will continue to seek out programs like this, that ease the demand for propane and improve access for everyone who needs it."

"It is important to support both our agricultural industry and our residents," said DOA Secretary Mike Huebsch. "By using more energy efficient grain dryers during the fall agricultural harvest, farmers save in energy costs and leave more propane for home heating and other uses during the colder winter months."

The DOA's Division of Energy Services State Energy Office is committed to connecting farmers and small businesses with energy saving programs such as REAP. REAP funds up to 25 percent of an eligible energy efficient grain dryer through grants and provides additional support through the form of loans.

Small rural businesses, farmers, and agricultural producers are eligible to apply if they:

· Get 50 percent or more of their gross income from agricultural production;

· Are located in a rural area that has a population of less than 50,000 people; and

· Apply by July 7.

For more information on REAP and to apply online, go to www.Grants.gov, or email Brenda Heinen at Brenda.Heinen@wi.usda.gov.

Addressing the propane shortage

In March, a bipartisan group of Midwestern Governors selected Gov. Scott Walker to serve as chair of the Midwestern Governors Association (MGA). Gov. Walker said his primary focus as chair will be on strengthening the propane supply chain.

A working group comprised of government leaders, industry leaders, and those working in and with the propane industry will work together to improve propane operations, enhance consumer awareness, and strengthen industry preparedness.

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