Waupaca, WI
Current Conditions
0:55 AM CDT
Partly Cloudy
Temperature
60°F
Dew Point
58°F
Humidity
94%
Wind
CM at 0 mph
Barometer
0.00 in. F
Visibility
5.00 mi.
Sunrise
06:55 a.m.
Sunset
06:36 p.m.
Morning Forecast (7:00am-12:00pm)
Temperatures will range from 57 to 64 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will remain steady around 4 miles per hour from the southeast. No precipitation is expected.
7-Day Forecast
Thursday
67°F / 52°F
Thunderstorms
Friday
52°F / 35°F
Scattered Showers
Saturday
49°F / 32°F
Light Rain
Sunday
48°F / 32°F
Partly Cloudy
Monday
52°F / 33°F
Cloudy
Tuesday
54°F / 36°F
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday
57°F / 36°F
Mostly Cloudy
Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:55 AM CDT
Thursday...Temperatures will range from a high of 67 to a low of 52 degrees with cloudy skies. Winds will range between 4 and 21 miles per hour from the eastsoutheast. 0.25 inches of rain are expected.
This Afternoon ...Temperatures will range from 65 to 67 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 4 and 9 miles per hour from the east. Rain amounts of less than a tenth of an inch are expected.
This Evening ...Temperatures will range from 65 to 63 degrees with cloudy skies. Winds will range between 7 and 13 miles per hour from the east. Rain amounts of less than a tenth of an inch are expected.
Overnight ...Temperatures will range from 63 to 53 degrees with cloudy skies. Winds will range between 13 and 21 miles per hour from the west. Rain amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch are predicted.
Friday...Temperatures will range from a high of 52 to a low of 35 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 14 and 21 miles per hour from the west. 0.14 inches of rain are expected. Less than 1 inch of snow is possible.

USDA drought actions

will help farmers, ranchers

July 26, 2012 | 0 comments

The American Farm Bureau Federation expressed appreciation for a series of emergency actions announced by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to provide much-needed assistance to America's farm and ranch families suffering from the drought gripping much of the nation.

While the announcement will help many farmers and ranchers, there are areas of the United States that may require expedited assistance due to established grazing prohibitions.

These prohibitions would prevent grazing until the nutritional value of the grazing plants has totally been diminished by the drought, according to AFBF.

For many farmers and ranchers, however, the USDA actions will result in immediate flexibility in the nation's major conservation programs, related to haying, grazing and livestock watering.

The actions will help provide crucial assistance to hard-hit livestock producers.

Vilsack also said he has additional plans to call on crop insurance companies to provide "a short grace period" since some farmers may struggle to pay insurance premiums at the close of this crop year.

According to AFBF President Bob Stallman, feed prices have increased significantly over the last month and available feeding and grazing land is becoming depleted, putting more stress on cattle producers.

A record 54 percent of pasture and rangeland is in poor or very poor condition. Some farmers and ranchers have already begun to liquidate their livestock herds.

This is the most widespread drought in more than half a century, with more than 55 percent of the continental United States under moderate to extreme drought conditions.

The National Weather Service has forecast increasingly dry conditions over much of the nation's breadbasket, showing no reprieve in the near future.

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