Wautoma, WI
Current Conditions
0:56 AM CDT
Cloudy
Temperature
39°F
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32°F
Humidity
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Wind
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10.00 mi.
Sunrise
05:58 a.m.
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Morning Forecast (7:00am-12:00pm)
Temperatures will range from 38 to 53 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 12 and 19 miles per hour from the northeast. No precipitation is expected.
7-Day Forecast
Saturday
54°F / 28°F
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Sunday
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Monday
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Tuesday
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Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:56 AM CDT
Saturday...Temperatures will range from a high of 54 to a low of 28 degrees with mostly clear skies. Winds will range between 8 and 20 miles per hour from the northeast. No precipitation is expected.
This Afternoon ...Temperatures will range from 54 to 51 degrees with mostly clear skies. Winds will range between 16 and 20 miles per hour from the east. No precipitation is expected.
This Evening ...Temperatures will range from 48 to 36 degrees with clear skies. Winds will range between 12 and 16 miles per hour from the northeast. No precipitation is expected.
Overnight ...Temperatures will range from 34 to 28 degrees with clear skies. Winds will range between 8 and 13 miles per hour from the northeast. No precipitation is expected.
Sunday...Temperatures will range from a high of 59 to a low of 33 degrees with clear skies. Winds will range between 7 and 10 miles per hour from the northnortheast. No precipitation is expected.

Use Michigan Bridge Card

to make food dollars bloom

June 21, 2012 | 0 comments

This spring and summer, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients can use their Michigan Bridge Cards to buy fruit, vegetable and herb plants at local stores and farmers' markets.

Most food retailers in Michigan accept the Michigan Bridge Card, or electronic benefits transfer (EBT), for people participating in the federal nutrition program. (In 2008, the federal Food Stamp Program was renamed SNAP to promote a greater focus on nutrition.)

Since 2006, farmers' markets in Michigan have been working to increase access for SNAP recipients to buy fresh fruits, vegetables, meat and dairy products, and to direct those federal dollars to support more local agricultural production.

Now all retailers that accept SNAP benefits, including local farmers' market, can sell seeds and plants to people who use the Michigan Bridge Card.

Families can stretch their food assistance dollars even further by investing them in a household garden.

Using their SNAP benefits, Michigan families can buy seeds and edible plants to grow their own food.

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) data indicates that an investment of $1 can yield up to $25 worth of fresh food.

Michigan State University (MSU) Extension is providing fact sheets and tip sheets about starting seeds at home and selecting healthy transplants for SNAP recipients and all gardeners.

SNAP benefits are allocated to households on the basis of household income and the number of persons in that household.

To qualify, households must have monthly gross income of less than 130 percent of the federal poverty guidelines, which is equivalent to $30,000 annually for a family of four.

About half of those served by SNAP are children.

A 2012 USDA report on the program says that, in fiscal year 2011, SNAP provided on average $134 per person to 44.7 million individuals in 21.1 million households each month.

To learn more about SNAP, visit the USDA's Food and Nutrition Service web site.

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