Wautoma, WI
Current Conditions
0:32 AM CST
Rain
Temperature
50°F
Dew Point
48°F
Humidity
94%
Wind
SSE at 6 mph
Barometer
29.49 in. F
Visibility
1.75 mi.
Sunrise
07:02 a.m.
Sunset
04:24 p.m.
Afternoon Forecast (12:00pm-7:00pm)
Temperatures will range from 47 to 40 degrees with cloudy skies. Winds will range between 6 and 11 miles per hour from the south. Rain amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch are predicted.
7-Day Forecast
Sunday
47°F / 35°F
Light Rain
Monday
35°F / 22°F
Light Rain/Snow
Tuesday
29°F / 17°F
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday
29°F / 11°F
Light Snow
Thursday
17°F / 7°F
Partly Cloudy
Friday
32°F / 14°F
Snow
Saturday
17°F / 8°F
Partly Cloudy
Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:32 AM CST
Sunday...Temperatures will range from a high of 47 to a low of 35 degrees with cloudy skies. Winds will range between 1 and 18 miles per hour from the northwest. 0.72 inches of rain are expected.
This Evening ...Temperatures will range from 39 to 41 degrees with cloudy skies. Winds will range between 1 and 6 miles per hour from the east. Expect rain amounts between a quarter and half of an inch.
Overnight ...Temperatures will range from 40 to 36 degrees with cloudy skies. Winds will range between 10 and 18 miles per hour from the northwest. Rain amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch are predicted.
Monday...Temperatures will range from a high of 35 to a low of 22 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 14 and 19 miles per hour from the westnorthwest. Less than 1 tenth inch of rain is possible. Less than 1 inch of snow is possible.

New harvest and grazing rules to address drought-related feed shortage

July 26, 2012 | 0 comments

Farmers can harvest hay from approximately 11,500 acres of selected state-owned lands, Gov. Scott Walker announced this week.

Farmers may also graze cattle on state-owned land, although they will be responsible for setting up temporary electric fencing and watering tanks to facilitate the grazing.

"The drought is causing a real hardship for farmers, particularly in the southern part of the state who don't have enough feed for their animals," Gov. Walker said. "One way we can help bring some relief is to open up state land that is not normally harvested for hay, so that farmers can come in and harvest on a first come, first served basis without a fee. "

The special harvest ends Aug. 10 for prairie grasses and Aug. 30 for cool season grasses.

DNR is limiting haying and grazing to this time period to allow for adequate regrowth of the grass to provide habitat for wildlife and hunting cover to sportsmen and women in the fall.

Only one cutting of hay will be allowed during the harvest window.

Farmers participating in the program will be required to sign an agreement specifying that the hay taken from state-owned property will be used for livestock and not sold.

Areas authorized for harvesting do not include nor in any way affect land to be used for or previously sold under hay sale agreements with the department.

Farmers looking for more information can call toll free 1-888-WDNRINFo (1-888-936-7463), seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., or type in the word DROUGHT in the search box at http://dnr.wi.gov/.

For comprehensive information and resources relating to the 2012 drought and heat wave, go to www.ready.wi.gov.

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