Wautoma, WI
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Wednesday
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Wednesday...Temperatures will range from a high of 67 to a low of 29 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 6 and 22 miles per hour from the southsoutheast. Less than 1 tenth inch of rain is possible.
This Afternoon ...Temperatures will range from 60 to 67 degrees with mostly clear skies. Winds will range between 16 and 22 miles per hour from the south. No precipitation is expected.
This Evening ...Temperatures will range from 64 to 57 degrees with mostly clear skies. Winds will range between 9 and 21 miles per hour from the south. No precipitation is expected.
Overnight ...Temperatures will range from 57 to 50 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 6 and 22 miles per hour from the south. No precipitation is expected.
Thursday...Temperatures will range from a high of 64 to a low of 32 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 5 and 15 miles per hour from the northnorthwest. Less than 1 tenth inch of rain is possible.

Nearly 500 Wisconsin farmers enroll in Conservation Stewardship Program

July 26, 2012 | 0 comments

Nearly 500 Wisconsin farmers and forest landowners have successfully enrolled in the Conservation Stewardship Program for 2012. This is the third year that this program has been open throughout Wisconsin.

"This great response from Wisconsin farmers comes as no surprise," said Pat Leavenworth, state conservationist for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Wisconsin. "Wisconsin has a strong conservation ethic and a long history of conservation, beginning in the 1930s."

"We are especially pleased that 68 beginning farmers enrolled," Leavenworth added. "These are good conservation farmers that are willing to try new ways to protect water, soil and wildlife."

In 2012, 477 farmers and forestland owners enrolled in CSP, with an average payment of $6,416 per contract. Over $3 million in payments will be made to those farm families this year, and over $15 million over the course of the five-year contract. For many farmers, CSP offers reward and recognition for the conservation they are already doing, plus a little extra incentive to try a few more or new practices. These payments will be especially welcome with the lost crops and forage due to this summer's drought.

The Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), authorized in the 2008 Farm Bill, is a voluntary program that offers payments to producers who exercise good land stewardship and agree to further improve their conservation performance.

CSP is available to all producers regardless of operation type, crops produced, or geographic location.

Total crop and pasture land acres enrolled in Wisconsin to date is 668,683, plus 94,383 acres of woodland (non-industrial private forestland) in over 1978 contracts.

For this signup, average payments in Wisconsin were $20 per acre for cropland, $14 per acre for pasture, and $3.70 per acre for woodland.

Payments are made annually for each of the five years of the contract.

CSP is open to small and large operations, with farms already enrolled ranging from just a couple of acres to over 3,000 acres of cropland.

For more information, visit www.wi.nrcs.usda.gov, or contact the NRCS office at the USDA Service Center serving your county.

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