Wautoma, WI
Current Conditions
0:12 AM CDT
Cloudy
Temperature
48°F
Dew Point
37°F
Humidity
66%
Wind
W at 9 mph
Barometer
29.93 in. F
Visibility
10.00 mi.
Sunrise
06:40 a.m.
Sunset
07:22 p.m.
Morning Forecast (7:00am-12:00pm)
Temperatures will range from 36 to 45 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will remain steady around 7 miles per hour from the northwest. No precipitation is expected.
7-Day Forecast
Tuesday
57°F / 29°F
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday
63°F / 29°F
Partly Cloudy
Thursday
61°F / 31°F
Mostly Cloudy
Friday
45°F / 31°F
Partly Cloudy
Saturday
48°F / 32°F
Partly Cloudy
Sunday
44°F / 32°F
Light Rain
Monday
49°F / 36°F
Light Rain
Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:12 AM CDT
Tuesday...Temperatures will range from a high of 57 to a low of 29 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 6 and 15 miles per hour from the westnorthwest. No precipitation is expected.
This Afternoon ...Temperatures will range from 48 to 57 degrees with mostly clear skies. Winds will range between 9 and 15 miles per hour from the west. No precipitation is expected.
This Evening ...Temperatures will range from 54 to 41 degrees with clear skies. Winds will remain steady around 8 miles per hour from the northwest. No precipitation is expected.
Overnight ...Temperatures will range from 38 to 29 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 8 and 12 miles per hour from the northeast. No precipitation is expected.
Wednesday...Temperatures will range from a high of 63 to a low of 29 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 4 and 18 miles per hour from the south. 0.12 inches of rain are expected.

Conservation compliance reviews getting underway

April 8, 2014 | 0 comments

MADISON

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Wisconsin will soon begin conducting status reviews of farms participating in USDA programs.

The conservation compliance section of the 2014 Farm Bill requires farmers who are participating in the USDA program to control erosion on highly erodible cropland, and avoid converting wetlands into cropland for commodity crop production. Program participants are required to self-certify compliance with these rules. NRCS conducts about 1300 status reviews per year statewide to ensure compliance with these program eligibility requirements.

The most typical type of Highly Erodible Land violations are excessive tillage leading to gullies and significant soil erosion on cropland.

The most typical type of wetland violation is clearing brush and trees from wetlands or adding ditches or drainage tile to drain a wetland or within up to 200 feet of a wetland.

USDA program participants are required to certify every year that they have a conservation plan or system in effect on their highly erodible cropland, and have not converted wetlands. USDA loan applicants also are required to certify conservation compliance and wetland compliance.

The 2014 farm bill added the federal subsidy for crop insurance to the list of USDA benefits that require conservation compliance. The new crop insurance eligibility requirements will take effect beginning with the 2015 growing season.

USDA program participants who are not sure about the status of their conservation plan or system should contact their local NRCS office. A variance to the conservation compliance requirements is allowed when a program participant is working with NRCS to plan or revise their conservation plan.

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