Wautoma, WI
Current Conditions
0:56 AM CDT
Clear
Temperature
76°F
Dew Point
43°F
Humidity
31%
Wind
NW at 15 mph
Barometer
29.83 in. F
Visibility
10.00 mi.
Sunrise
05:47 a.m.
Sunset
08:18 p.m.
Morning Forecast (7:00am-12:00pm)
Temperatures will range from 58 to 74 degrees with mostly clear skies. Winds will range between 9 and 19 miles per hour from the west. No precipitation is expected.
7-Day Forecast
Monday
76°F / 54°F
Partly Cloudy
Tuesday
75°F / 52°F
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday
79°F / 55°F
Mostly Cloudy
Thursday
80°F / 57°F
Light Rain
Friday
73°F / 61°F
Light Rain
Saturday
78°F / 61°F
Light Rain
Sunday
82°F / 57°F
Partly Cloudy
Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:56 AM CDT
Monday...Temperatures will range from a high of 76 to a low of 54 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 5 and 20 miles per hour from the westnorthwest. Less than 1 tenth inch of rain is possible.
This Afternoon ...Temperatures will range from 76 to 74 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 15 and 20 miles per hour from the west. No precipitation is expected.
This Evening ...Temperatures will range from 72 to 58 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 5 and 13 miles per hour from the northwest. No precipitation is expected.
Overnight ...Temperatures will range from 57 to 54 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will remain steady around 7 miles per hour from the northwest. No precipitation is expected.
Tuesday...Temperatures will range from a high of 75 to a low of 52 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 2 and 11 miles per hour from the westnorthwest. No precipitation is expected.

Advocates rally for right to drink raw milk

March 1, 2012 | 0 comments

MADISON State regulations regarding the sale of raw milk are again gaining attention in Madison. Advocates of consumers’ right to decide for themselves what they want to drink were at the State Capitol on Wednesday to rally for support of legislation allowing farmers to sell raw milk to those asking for the product. They say state and federal officials have been too aggressive in enforcing raw milk rules in Wisconsin, where the sales are largely illegal except for the occasional “incidental” transaction when someone asks a farmer for a jug of milk. Advocates for raw milk say it contains nutrients, enzymes and bacteria that are good for you. They also say the number of people sickened by it is minuscule compared with those sickened from other foods, including fruits and meat. Supporters of the law restricting raw milk sales say consumers can’t tell if raw milk is safe to drink by looking at, smelling or tasting it. Even under ideal conditions of cleanliness, collecting milk introduces some bacteria. Unless the milk is pasteurized, these bacteria can multiply and grow in the milk and cause illness. Pasteurization involves heating milk to kill disease-causing bacteria. Among the opponents to legislation legalizing raw-milk sales, the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation said the risks of raw milk sales outweigh the benefits. Regardless of the debate, raw milk sales account for about 3 percent of the nation’s milk consumption.

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