Wautoma, WI
Current Conditions
0:56 AM CDT
Cloudy
Temperature
50°F
Dew Point
36°F
Humidity
58%
Wind
W at 7 mph
Barometer
30.05 in. F
Visibility
10.00 mi.
Sunrise
07:30 a.m.
Sunset
05:50 p.m.
Afternoon Forecast (12:00pm-7:00pm)
Temperatures will range from 45 to 51 degrees with cloudy skies. Winds will remain steady around 7 miles per hour from the west. No precipitation is expected.
7-Day Forecast
Thursday
51°F / 31°F
Partly Cloudy
Friday
41°F / 26°F
Sunny
Saturday
42°F / 26°F
Partly Cloudy
Sunday
45°F / 28°F
Mostly Cloudy
Monday
53°F / 35°F
Light Rain
Tuesday
47°F / 32°F
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday
47°F / 31°F
Partly Cloudy
Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:56 AM CDT
Thursday...Temperatures will range from a high of 51 to a low of 31 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 6 and 19 miles per hour from the northnorthwest. Less than 1 tenth inch of rain is possible.
This Evening ...Temperatures will range from 48 to 37 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 11 and 16 miles per hour from the northwest. No precipitation is expected.
Overnight ...Temperatures will range from 36 to 31 degrees with clear skies. Winds will range between 15 and 19 miles per hour from the north. No precipitation is expected.
Friday...Temperatures will range from a high of 41 to a low of 26 degrees with clear skies. Winds will range between 6 and 21 miles per hour from the north. Less than 1 inch of snow is possible.

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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