South Dakota farmers and ranchers care about their land and the wildlife which depend on it. That’s why those farmers protect that land and natural habitat through practices like buffer and filter strips, lesser-till farming, precision agriculture and shelterbelts.
Over the past 20 years..
Land needed to produce a bushel of corn has decreased 37%
Energy needed to produce a bushel of corn has decreased 35%
Greenhouse gas emissions per bushel have decreased 30%.
Soil loss above a tolerable level is down 69%.
Our South Dakota Farmers and Ranchers are the True Environmentalists.