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As of this week, 48 percent of the U.S. corn crop is in poor or very poor condition. The price of corn hit a record high last week, eclipsing the eight dollar mark. It's the drought conditions in the Midwest, the worst since the 1980s that are being called the cause. Pam Jahnke with the Wisconsin Farm Report, says selling corn now can be a risk worth taking.
As for the field corn, the impacts could be widespread. It is used in cattle feed where an impact has already been felt. When feed gets more expensive, the price for a cow drops as they become more difficult to feed. Another major player Jahnke says that could take a hit is the food industry. Corn, corn syrups and starches are found in many of the foods we eat. Higher field corn prices could mean higher prices at the grocery store for consumers.
A Tomah is expected to face a pile of charges in Monroe County this morning after leading police on a high speed chase last night.
Eight people, including a two-month-old child, all managed to avoid life-threatening injuries after a head-on crash near Galesville on Saturday.
There were four persons in each vehicle involved in the late-morning collision on Highways 54 and 93. A car driven by Yeng Xiong of Onalaska crossed the center line and struck an SUV driven by a Duluth man. The two-month-old boy was a passenger in the SUV, along with an eight-year-old girl. The Galesville Fire Department was called to remove some of the victims from the vehicles.
Wisconsin's 5 Biships are taking the Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment pretty seriously. WIZM'S Dan Deicher talked with one of the Bishops.
Bishop William Callahan says patients in nursing homes and hospitals are being asked, on an ever increasing basis, to utilize a form called POLST. He says the document, with boxes to be checked off regarding medical treatment, or the withholding of treatment, is used as an instrument for dealing with end of life decisions if the patient is incapacitated. And that's troubling.
Discussions on the end of life forms and the way they work will be the topic of continuing discussions among not only Bishops in the state...but all Catholics says Callahan.
La Crosse County Administrator Steve O'Malley says the county board will look at the future of the Lakeview Health Center in West Salem this month. It does not meet current standards anymore and he talks about what could be done.
O' Malley says it would cost over $13 million just to restore