Wautoma, WI
Current Conditions
0:56 AM CDT
Partly Cloudy
Temperature
74°F
Dew Point
45°F
Humidity
36%
Wind
N at 8 mph
Barometer
30.03 in. F
Visibility
10.00 mi.
Sunrise
05:42 a.m.
Sunset
08:23 p.m.
Afternoon Forecast (12:00pm-7:00pm)
Temperatures will range from 70 to 74 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 5 and 11 miles per hour from the northwest. Rain amounts of less than a tenth of an inch are expected.
7-Day Forecast
Wednesday
74°F / 56°F
Sunny
Thursday
79°F / 56°F
Sunny
Friday
78°F / 57°F
Scattered Showers
Saturday
77°F / 57°F
Sunny
Sunday
78°F / 59°F
Partly Cloudy
Monday
80°F / 61°F
Light Rain
Tuesday
77°F / 62°F
Light Rain
Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:56 AM CDT
Wednesday...Temperatures will range from a high of 74 to a low of 56 degrees with mostly clear skies. Winds will range between 5 and 11 miles per hour from the westnorthwest. Less than 1 tenth inch of rain is possible.
This Evening ...Temperatures will range from 71 to 59 degrees with clear skies. Winds will remain steady around 7 miles per hour from the west. No precipitation is expected.
Overnight ...Temperatures will range from 58 to 56 degrees with mostly clear skies. Winds will remain steady around 7 miles per hour from the west. No precipitation is expected.
Thursday...Temperatures will range from a high of 79 to a low of 56 degrees with mostly clear skies. Winds will range between 3 and 15 miles per hour from the westnorthwest. Less than 1 tenth inch of rain is possible.

Crop insurance sets records for coverage during 2013

Feb. 18, 2014 | 0 comments

WASHINGTON, DC

Except for what the final payout is going to be, the federal crop insurance program set a number of records in 2013, according to the latest report the National Crop Insurance Services (NCIS) trade group.

The number of policies sold in 2013 increased by 52,000 from 2012 to more than 1.2 million. They covered a record 296 million acres involving 128 different crops with a potential liability of $123 billion compared to $117 billion in 2012 and $114 billion in 2011.

Those 296 million acres represented 90 percent of the insurable cropland in the United States. That was an increase from 86 percent of the eligible acres in 2012 and 84 percent in 2011.

In California, which appears to be locked in the throes of a drought at the start of the coming growing season, 25,000 crop insurance policies were sold in 2013 with those farmers paying $95 million in premiums. The liability on those premiums was about $6 billion or five percent of the national total. California's agricultural production is valued at about $37.5 billion per year.

As of early February, claims on 423,000 policies had been settled for 2013. This is down from the record of 495,000 indemnity payments at the same time in the wake of the 2012 crop year, NCIS pointed out.

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