Wautoma, WI
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0:56 AM CDT
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Temperature
73°F
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62°F
Humidity
69%
Wind
W at 8 mph
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10.00 mi.
Sunrise
05:41 a.m.
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08:24 p.m.
Morning Forecast (7:00am-12:00pm)
Temperatures will range from 74 to 78 degrees with clear skies. Winds will range between 14 and 18 miles per hour from the west. No precipitation is expected.
7-Day Forecast
Wednesday
80°F / 59°F
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Thursday
83°F / 60°F
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Friday
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Saturday
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Monday
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Tuesday
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Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:56 AM CDT
Wednesday...Temperatures will range from a high of 80 to a low of 59 degrees with clear skies. Winds will range between 6 and 21 miles per hour from the west. No precipitation is expected.
This Afternoon ...Temperatures will range from 80 to 78 degrees with clear skies. Winds will remain steady around 19 miles per hour from the west. No precipitation is expected.
This Evening ...Temperatures will range from 77 to 63 degrees with clear skies. Winds will range between 6 and 14 miles per hour from the southwest. No precipitation is expected.
Overnight ...Temperatures will range from 63 to 59 degrees with clear skies. Winds will range between 6 and 11 miles per hour from the southwest. No precipitation is expected.
Thursday...Temperatures will range from a high of 83 to a low of 60 degrees with mostly clear skies. Winds will range between 6 and 17 miles per hour from the west. No precipitation is expected.

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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