Wautoma, WI
Current Conditions
0:56 AM CDT
Cloudy
Temperature
44°F
Dew Point
43°F
Humidity
97%
Wind
CM at 0 mph
Barometer
29.84 in. F
Visibility
10.00 mi.
Sunrise
06:42 a.m.
Sunset
07:21 p.m.
Evening Forecast (7:00pm-Midnight)
Temperatures will range from 48 to 41 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 4 and 9 miles per hour from the east. Rain amounts of less than a tenth of an inch are expected.
7-Day Forecast
Monday
48°F / 36°F
Mostly Cloudy
Tuesday
58°F / 30°F
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday
68°F / 30°F
Scattered Showers
Thursday
58°F / 31°F
Partly Cloudy
Friday
46°F / 29°F
Partly Cloudy
Saturday
50°F / 28°F
Partly Cloudy
Sunday
57°F / 29°F
Cloudy
Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:56 AM CDT
Monday...Temperatures will range from a high of 48 to a low of 36 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 4 and 13 miles per hour from the northeast. Less than 1 tenth inch of rain is possible.
Overnight ...Temperatures will range from 39 to 36 degrees with cloudy skies. Winds will range between 7 and 13 miles per hour from the northeast. No precipitation is expected.
Tuesday...Temperatures will range from a high of 58 to a low of 30 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 0 and 6 miles per hour from the northnortheast. Less than 1 tenth inch of rain is possible.

Drought accelerates
use of drugs to beef up cattle

May 23, 2013 | 0 comments

Cattle feeders in the U.S. are coping with smaller herds and high corn costs in part by using more growth-inducing drugs designed to bulk up animals and get more beef from each carcass.

Accelerated use of the drugs, known as "beta-agonists," is defended by producers who say they are essential to withstanding the drought. Their pharmaceutical creators insist the additives are safe.

Their use is drawing new scrutiny both at home and abroad. Russia and other key markets have banned them. Some domestic producers worry about the potential effects on tenderness and flavor.

In February, Russia joined the European Union and China in banning beef raised on the additives.

The United States blames politics for the export bans. But some U.S. consumer groups are taking notice.

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