Wautoma, WI
Current Conditions
0:56 AM CST
Cloudy
Temperature
22°F
Dew Point
16°F
Humidity
78%
Wind
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Barometer
30.31 in. F
Visibility
10.00 mi.
Sunrise
07:27 a.m.
Sunset
04:20 p.m.
Overnight Forecast (Midnight-7:00am)
Temperatures will range from 22 to 20 degrees with mostly clear skies. Winds will remain steady around 7 miles per hour from the northwest. No precipitation is expected.
7-Day Forecast
Thursday
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Thursday
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Sunny
Friday
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Saturday
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Sunday
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Monday
36°F / 30°F
Light Rain
Tuesday
30°F / 24°F
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Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:56 AM CST
Thursday...Temperatures will range from a high of 22 to a low of 20 degrees with mostly clear skies. Winds will range between 6 and 8 miles per hour from the northnorthwest. No precipitation is expected.
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Overnight ...Temperatures will range from 22 to 20 degrees with mostly clear skies. Winds will remain steady around 7 miles per hour from the northwest. No precipitation is expected.
Thursday...Temperatures will range from a high of 28 to a low of 20 degrees with mostly clear skies. Winds will range between 1 and 7 miles per hour from the north. 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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