Wautoma, WI
Current Conditions
0:56 AM CDT
Cloudy
Temperature
47°F
Dew Point
29°F
Humidity
50%
Wind
W at 7 mph
Barometer
29.97 in. F
Visibility
10.00 mi.
Sunrise
07:24 a.m.
Sunset
05:57 p.m.
Evening Forecast (7:00pm-Midnight)
Temperatures will range from 58 to 43 degrees with clear skies. Winds will remain steady around 8 miles per hour from the west. No precipitation is expected.
7-Day Forecast
Saturday
58°F / 38°F
Clear
Sunday
58°F / 38°F
Partly Cloudy
Monday
67°F / 41°F
Partly Cloudy
Tuesday
49°F / 34°F
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday
48°F / 34°F
Light Rain
Thursday
50°F / 33°F
Light Rain/Snow
Friday
39°F / 25°F
Partly Cloudy
Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:56 AM CDT
Saturday...Temperatures will range from a high of 58 to a low of 38 degrees with clear skies. Winds will range between 8 and 10 miles per hour from the westnorthwest. No precipitation is expected.
Overnight ...Temperatures will range from 42 to 38 degrees with clear skies. Winds will remain steady around 9 miles per hour from the northwest. No precipitation is expected.
Sunday...Temperatures will range from a high of 58 to a low of 38 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 6 and 11 miles per hour from the eastsoutheast. No precipitation is expected.

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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