Wautoma, WI
Current Conditions
0:56 AM CDT
Cloudy
Temperature
57°F
Dew Point
57°F
Humidity
100%
Wind
ENE at 7 mph
Barometer
29.96 in. F
Visibility
10.00 mi.
Sunrise
05:22 a.m.
Sunset
08:25 p.m.
Evening Forecast (7:00pm-Midnight)
Temperatures will range from 56 to 58 degrees with cloudy skies. Winds will range between 4 and 14 miles per hour from the east. Anticipate rain amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch.
7-Day Forecast
Sunday
64°F / 56°F
Light Rain
Monday
78°F / 59°F
Scattered Showers
Tuesday
76°F / 55°F
Mostly Cloudy
Wednesday
78°F / 55°F
Sunny
Thursday
80°F / 59°F
Scattered Showers
Friday
76°F / 43°F
Light Rain
Saturday
57°F / 36°F
Cloudy
Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:56 AM CDT
Sunday...Temperatures will range from a high of 64 to a low of 56 degrees with cloudy skies. Winds will range between 4 and 14 miles per hour from the east. 0.83 inches of rain are expected.
Overnight ...Temperatures will range from 59 to 63 degrees with cloudy skies. Winds will range between 5 and 9 miles per hour from the south. Rain amounts of less than a tenth of an inch are expected.
Monday...Temperatures will range from a high of 78 to a low of 59 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 3 and 11 miles per hour from the southsouthwest. 0.72 inches of rain are expected.

Sign-up begins for disaster assistance

April 16, 2014 | 0 comments

WASHINGTON, DC

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced eligible farmers and ranchers can sign up for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) disaster assistance programs restored by passage of the 2014 Farm Bill.

"We implemented these programs in record time and kept our commitment to begin sign-up today," said Agriculture Secretary Vilsack. "To ensure enrollment goes as smoothly as possible, dedicated staff in over 2,000 Farm Service Agency offices across the country are doing everything necessary to help producers that have suffered through two and a half difficult years with no assistance because these programs were awaiting Congressional action."

Depending on the size and type of farm or ranch operation, eligible producers can enroll in one of four programs administered by the Farm Service Agency.

The Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP), and the Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) will provide payments to eligible producers for livestock deaths and grazing losses that have occurred since the expiration of the livestock disaster assistance programs in 2011, and including calendar years 2012, 2013, and 2014.

The Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP) provides emergency assistance to eligible producers of livestock, honeybees and farm-raised fish that have suffered losses because of disease, severe weather, blizzards and wildfires.

Enrollment also begins for the Tree Assistance Program (TAP), which provides financial assistance to qualifying orchardists and nursery tree growers to replant or rehabilitate trees, bushes and vines damaged by natural disasters.

Producers signing up for these programs are encouraged to contact their local FSA office for information on the types of records needed and to schedule an appointment. Taking these steps in advance will help producers ensure their application moves through the process as quickly as possible.

Supporting documents may include livestock birth records, purchase and transportation receipts, photos and ownership records showing the number and type of livestock lost, documents listing the gallons of water transported to livestock during drought, and more.

Crop records may include purchase receipts for eligible trees, bushes, or vines, seed and fertilizer purchases, planting and production records, and documentation of labor and equipment used to plant or remove eligible trees, bushes, or vines.

Producers have three to nine months to apply depending on the program and year of the loss. Details are available from any local FSA office.

For more information, producers may review the 2014 Farm Bill Fact Sheet, and the LIP, LFP, ELAP and TAP fact sheets online, or visit any local FSA office or USDA Service Center.

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