Agriculture Issues | South Dakota Department of Agriculture

Farming, Ranching & Agribusiness


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South Dakota’s agriculture industry has a $20.9 billion economic impact each year. With more than 19 million acres of cropland and 23 million acres of pastureland, our farmers and ranchers are one of our economy’s key drivers.

In addition to generating 20% of our state’s economic activity, production agriculture and its value added industries employ over 80,000 South Dakotans.   

This section includes information, resources and responsibilities related to these SDDA Divisions:

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