Wautoma, WI
Current Conditions
0:56 AM CDT
Cloudy
Temperature
55°F
Dew Point
28°F
Humidity
35%
Wind
W at 7 mph
Barometer
29.93 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.

Governor Walker requests

federal disaster assistance

Dec. 8, 2011 | 0 comments

Gov. Scott Walker asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture to designate four Wisconsin counties as disaster areas because of ginseng and soybean crop losses caused in part by cold, wet weather in September.

The Governor asked for two separate declarations - one covering Lincoln and Marathon counties, and the other covering Burnett and Polk counties. If USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack declares the disaster areas, farmers there and in adjacent counties would be eligible to receive low-interest loans help them recover from the losses.

In a letter to Sec. Vilsack, Gov. Walker noted that above-normal rainfall in August and September, combined with cold temperatures in September, hampered the ginseng harvest in Lincoln and Marathon counties. The delayed harvest resulted in root rot; the root is the part of the ginseng plant that is harvested for use. Ginseng crop losses ranged as high as 75 percent in the counties.

Gov. Walker's letter regarding Burnett and Polk counties cited wet spring conditions that delayed soybean planting two to three weeks. Then a killing frost hit in mid-September, ending the growing season prematurely. As much as 36 percent of the soybean crop was lost.

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