Waupaca, WI
Current Conditions
0:15 AM CDT
Cloudy
Temperature
49°F
Dew Point
46°F
Humidity
87%
Wind
E at 5 mph
Barometer
0.00 in. F
Visibility
7.00 mi.
Sunrise
06:53 a.m.
Sunset
06:40 p.m.
Evening Forecast (7:00pm-Midnight)
Temperatures will range from 50 to 44 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 6 and 10 miles per hour from the east. No precipitation is expected.
7-Day Forecast
Tuesday
49°F / 44°F
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday
66°F / 49°F
Light Rain
Thursday
74°F / 52°F
Light Rain
Friday
52°F / 32°F
Light Rain
Saturday
44°F / 32°F
Mostly Cloudy
Sunday
49°F / 30°F
Mostly Cloudy
Monday
45°F / 30°F
Partly Cloudy
Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:15 AM CDT
Tuesday...Temperatures will range from a high of 49 to a low of 44 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 6 and 10 miles per hour from the east. No precipitation is expected.
Overnight ...Temperatures will remain steady at 48 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will remain steady around 8 miles per hour from the southeast. No precipitation is expected.
Wednesday...Temperatures will range from a high of 66 to a low of 49 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 7 and 9 miles per hour from the southeast. Less than 1 tenth inch of rain is possible.

Washington dairy farms growing, thanks to exports

Jan. 24, 2013 | 0 comments

The value of Washington's dairy exports has soared.

The Tri-City Herald reports that according to the state Department of Agriculture, the state exported more than $461 million worth of dairy products in 2011. That's a 35 percent increase in three years.

Washington is the nation's second largest exporter of dairy products, after California. Darigold, which is owned by the Northwest Dairy Association, a co-op representing about 85 percent of the dairy farmers in Washington, says it has been expanding exports consistently.

Dermot Carey, a senior vice president at Darigold, says it's exporting more to Asia as economic growth fuels demand for dairy products in countries that don't have the infrastructure or climate to increase their own milk production.

The Yakima Valley is one of the largest dairy-producing areas in the nation. Benton, Franklin, Klickitat and Yakima counties have 91 dairies and more than 110,000 cows.

In 2011, the state's milk production was valued at $1.3 billion, up 34 percent from 2010.

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