Wautoma, WI
Current Conditions
0:56 AM CDT
Clear
Temperature
61°F
Dew Point
50°F
Humidity
67%
Wind
VRB at 5 mph
Barometer
30.14 in. F
Visibility
10.00 mi.
Sunrise
06:39 a.m.
Sunset
07:02 p.m.
Afternoon Forecast (12:00pm-7:00pm)
Temperatures will range from 49 to 57 degrees with mostly clear skies. Winds will remain steady around 7 miles per hour from the northeast. No precipitation is expected.
7-Day Forecast
Thursday
57°F / 47°F
Partly Cloudy
Friday
71°F / 49°F
Mostly Cloudy
Saturday
80°F / 51°F
Partly Cloudy
Sunday
65°F / 45°F
Partly Cloudy
Monday
63°F / 45°F
Partly Cloudy
Tuesday
58°F / 40°F
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday
62°F / 40°F
Partly Cloudy
Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:56 AM CDT
Thursday...Temperatures will range from a high of 57 to a low of 47 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 5 and 10 miles per hour from the eastnortheast. No precipitation is expected.
This Evening ...Temperatures will range from 54 to 48 degrees with mostly clear skies. Winds will remain steady around 8 miles per hour from the east. No precipitation is expected.
Overnight ...Temperatures will range from 47 to 49 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 5 and 9 miles per hour from the southeast. No precipitation is expected.
Friday...Temperatures will range from a high of 71 to a low of 49 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 7 and 21 miles per hour from the south. No precipitation is expected.

California farms face labor shortage as farmworkers age

March 14, 2013 | 0 comments

California's $44 billion agricultural industry faces a worsening labor shortage as farmworkers age and fewer migrants from Mexico come to replace them.

The Sacramento Bee reports the state's farming workforce is aging and shrinking for several reasons, including tightening immigration enforcement and an improving economy in Mexico.

In addition, farmworkers say their children aren't interested in field work.

The California Farm Bureau Federation says more than 70 percent of state agricultural producers expect a worker shortage starting this spring and worsening through the growing season.

Experts say the declining number of farmworkers could prompt growers to switch to crops that require less labor.

Lawmakers and farm lobbyists are discussing remedies, including granting legal status to more than 1 million undocumented farmworkers and expanding the number of visas for agriculture.

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