Wautoma, WI
Current Conditions
0:56 AM CDT
Partly Cloudy
Temperature
69°F
Dew Point
49°F
Humidity
49%
Wind
W at 12 mph
Barometer
30.19 in. F
Visibility
10.00 mi.
Sunrise
06:44 a.m.
Sunset
06:54 p.m.
Afternoon Forecast (12:00pm-7:00pm)
Temperatures will range from 63 to 66 degrees with clear skies. Winds will remain steady around 11 miles per hour from the west. No precipitation is expected.
7-Day Forecast
Monday
66°F / 48°F
Sunny
Tuesday
72°F / 48°F
Sunny
Wednesday
72°F / 48°F
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Thursday
70°F / 52°F
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Friday
73°F / 52°F
Sunny
Saturday
74°F / 54°F
Partly Cloudy
Sunday
73°F / 55°F
Partly Cloudy
Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:56 AM CDT
Monday...Temperatures will range from a high of 66 to a low of 48 degrees with clear skies. Winds will range between 7 and 13 miles per hour from the west. No precipitation is expected.
This Evening ...Temperatures will range from 61 to 52 degrees with clear skies. Winds will remain steady around 7 miles per hour from the west. No precipitation is expected.
Overnight ...Temperatures will range from 52 to 48 degrees with clear skies. Winds will remain steady around 7 miles per hour from the west. No precipitation is expected.
Tuesday...Temperatures will range from a high of 72 to a low of 48 degrees with clear skies. Winds will range between 4 and 7 miles per hour from the south. 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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