Wautoma, WI
Current Conditions
0:56 AM CDT
Clear
Temperature
41°F
Dew Point
29°F
Humidity
62%
Wind
CM at 0 mph
Barometer
30.12 in. F
Visibility
10.00 mi.
Sunrise
05:56 a.m.
Sunset
07:54 p.m.
Evening Forecast (7:00pm-Midnight)
Temperatures will range from 61 to 39 degrees with clear skies. Winds will remain steady around 7 miles per hour from the northeast. No precipitation is expected.
7-Day Forecast
Sunday
61°F / 34°F
Clear
Monday
63°F / 37°F
Partly Cloudy
Tuesday
65°F / 38°F
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday
64°F / 34°F
Partly Cloudy
Thursday
58°F / 34°F
Partly Cloudy
Friday
64°F / 34°F
Light Rain
Saturday
68°F / 47°F
Light Rain
Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:56 AM CDT
Sunday...Temperatures will range from a high of 61 to a low of 34 degrees with clear skies. Winds will range between 6 and 9 miles per hour from the north. No precipitation is expected.
Overnight ...Temperatures will range from 38 to 34 degrees with mostly clear skies. Winds will remain steady around 6 miles per hour from the north. No precipitation is expected.
Monday...Temperatures will range from a high of 63 to a low of 37 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 8 and 11 miles per hour from the north. No precipitation is expected.

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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