Corn Comments 3.16 – National Ag Week

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Jim Woster kicks off National Ag Week by saying, “Thank You,” from all of us to America’s family farms and ranches.

Here are a few stats about South Dakota’s number one industry (agriculture) that are worth celebrating.

  • 98% of family farms and ranches are family owned and operated.
  • South Dakota is home to 31,700 farms.
  • More than 2,700 South Dakota farms have been in the same family for over 100 years.
  • Agriculture employs more than 115,000 hardworking South Dakotan’s, more than 30% of the state’s entire workforce.
  • Agriculture generates $25.6 billion each year, more than 20% of the state’s entire economic activity.

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