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south dakota

About South Dakota
Number of farms
1,459 acres
Average size of a South Dakota farm
43,200,000 acres
Land in South Dakota farms
Share of farms and ranches family owned and operated; more than 2,500 farms and ranches have been in the same family for more than 100 years
South Dakota’s US rank in sunflower seed and oil production
Heads of cattle produced by approximately 17,000 ranchers and cattlemen; South Dakota has more cattle than people!
6,000,000 acres
Corn acres intended in 2020, +38% vs. 2019

144 bu/acre
Corn yield in 2019, -16.0 bu/acre vs. 2018
5,400,000 acres
Soybean acres intended in 2020, +54% vs. 2019

42.5 bu/acre
Soybean yield in 2019, -3.5 bu/acre vs. 2018
1,500,000 acres
Wheat acres intended in 2020, unchanged vs. 2019

48 bu/acre 
Wheat yield in 2019, unchanged vs. 2018


Year to Date Departure from Normal Precipitation (Inches), Valid on: July 3, 2020

Year to date Precipitation map - South Dakota

2020 US Corn Belt Tour