Number of Young Farmers Growing in South Dakota

- This article was featured in the most recent edition of EMERGE, our quarterly magazine and was authored by our senior writer, Randy Hascall. Click here to read each and every copy of EMERGE digitally.   About one-fourth of South Dakota’s farmers are over the age of 65. And many of those have already celebrated their 75th birthday. So, who’s […]

Corn Comments 11.3 – Family Farm Stats

- Mobile Link Jim Woster reminds listeners during this week’s Corn Comments segment that family owned and operated farms and ranches make up 98% of the state’s producers of food, feed, fuel and fiber. More than 2,500 of those farms have remained in the same family for more than 100 years. The latest USDA ag census data […]

Key South Dakota stats from the 2012 Ag Census

- The United States Department of Agriculture released its final version of the 2012 Census of Agriculture last week. This industry-specific census tells us where South Dakota’s number one industry has been and where it’s going. The number of farms is growing. The 2012 census revealed that the number of farms in South Dakota had increased […]

Ag’s value growing in SD

- With the release of the USDA Ag Census a few weeks back, we learned that during the past five years South Dakota has seen a decline in the average size of farms, an increase the number of total farmers and a stagnant age of the average farmer. Which is all good news, especially with the […]