Wautoma, WI
Current Conditions
0:56 AM CDT
Clear
Temperature
69°F
Dew Point
52°F
Humidity
55%
Wind
S at 12 mph
Barometer
29.81 in. F
Visibility
10.00 mi.
Sunrise
06:40 a.m.
Sunset
07:00 p.m.
Evening Forecast (7:00pm-Midnight)
Temperatures will range from 69 to 64 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 15 and 20 miles per hour from the south. No precipitation is expected.
7-Day Forecast
Friday
69°F / 64°F
Scattered Showers
Saturday
75°F / 50°F
Sunny
Sunday
67°F / 45°F
Partly Cloudy
Monday
67°F / 45°F
Sunny
Tuesday
69°F / 49°F
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday
67°F / 49°F
Light Rain
Thursday
68°F / 53°F
Mostly Cloudy
Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:56 AM CDT
Friday...Temperatures will range from a high of 69 to a low of 64 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 15 and 20 miles per hour from the southsouthwest. No precipitation is expected.
Overnight ...Temperatures will range from 67 to 65 degrees with cloudy skies. Winds will remain steady around 16 miles per hour from the southwest.
Saturday...Temperatures will range from a high of 75 to a low of 50 degrees with mostly clear skies. Winds will range between 17 and 22 miles per hour from the westnorthwest. 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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