(7/14/12-Tony Hart) Well, there was a little rain that fell throughout Black River Country in the last 24 hours.
Showers and a few thunderstorms were reported in the Holmen and Onalaska area yesterday morning, yesterday afternoon in Melrose, heavy showers in La Crosse last evening, and overnight and early this morning in Black River Falls. Unofficial reports say about a tenth of an inch fell in the Black River Falls area last night and about another tenth early this morning. Statewide, nearly an inch and 9-tenths fell in the Milwaukee area yesterday but officials say it fell too fast to soak into the ground.
That little of moisture doesn't do much to easy the minds of farmers who say significant rainfall is needed soon if crops are to survive the drought. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) and the DNR have pulled together resources for farmers and others seeking information about the 2012 drought. Available online, the websites will continue to be updated as new information is available.
Officials say the one-stop shop provides links to other government agencies and weather information. There are links to news releases on the 2012 drought as well as explanations about disaster and emergency declarations.
Farmers will find a helpful links too, including one to the Wisconsin Farm Center. That website can assist farmers with sourcing feed, financial planning and mediation with creditors. The University of Wisconsin-Extension has a range of information from personal safety to livestock care. Find links to all this information on our website at wwisradio.com.
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