Wautoma, WI
Current Conditions
0:56 AM CDT
Partly Cloudy
Temperature
44°F
Dew Point
28°F
Humidity
53%
Wind
SSE at 20 mph
Barometer
30.15 in. F
Visibility
10.00 mi.
Sunrise
06:12 a.m.
Sunset
07:42 p.m.
Afternoon Forecast (12:00pm-7:00pm)
Temperatures will range from 41 to 48 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 18 and 22 miles per hour from the southeast. No precipitation is expected.
7-Day Forecast
Wednesday
48°F / 38°F
Light Rain
Thursday
49°F / 27°F
Partly Cloudy
Friday
52°F / 25°F
Partly Cloudy
Saturday
41°F / 26°F
Light Rain
Sunday
45°F / 35°F
Scattered Showers
Monday
54°F / 35°F
Partly Cloudy
Tuesday
50°F / 39°F
Partly Cloudy
Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:56 AM CDT
Wednesday...Temperatures will range from a high of 48 to a low of 38 degrees with cloudy skies. Winds will range between 14 and 22 miles per hour from the southeast. 0.12 inches of rain are expected.
This Evening ...Temperatures will range from 44 to 38 degrees with cloudy skies. Winds will remain steady around 15 miles per hour from the southeast. Rain amounts of less than a tenth of an inch are expected.
Overnight ...Temperatures will remain steady at 38 degrees with cloudy skies. Winds will remain steady around 20 miles per hour from the southeast. Rain amounts of less than a tenth of an inch are expected.
Thursday...Temperatures will range from a high of 49 to a low of 27 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 4 and 19 miles per hour from the westsouthwest. Less than 1 tenth inch of rain is possible.

Hay and barley production down

Nov. 10, 2011 | 0 comments

Wisconsin's alfalfa hay harvest is expected to be 3.11 million tons, 18 percent below last year, according to the Wisconsin Agricultural Statistics Service.

Yield is forecast at 2.7 tons per acre, 0.2 ton less than last year. Acres harvested are expected to be 1.15 million, that's 150,000 fewer than last year. U.S. alfalfa production is forecast at 64.7 million tons, 5 percent below 2010.

Wisconsin's production of other types of hay is forecast at 735,000 tons, 3 percent below last year. A total of 350,000 acres are expected to be harvested, with an average yield of 2.10 tons per acre. Nationally, other hay production is forecast at 67 million tons, 14 percent below last year.

Wisconsin produced 705,000 bushels of barley in 2011, down 51 percent from 2010 according to the Wisconsin Agricultural Statistics Service. Area planted to barley (at 33,000 acres) was down 27 percent from last year, while area harvested, at 15,000 acres was down 50 percent. Yield was down 1 bushel from last year to 47 bushels per acre.

On the national level, barley production fell 14 percent from 2010 to 155 million bushels, the lowest since 1936.

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