South Dakota gained 100 big farms in 2014.
South Dakota gained 100 big farms in 2014.
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Mar 3, 2015

South Dakota Lost 300 Farms in 2014

The number of South Dakota farms dropped by 300 in 2014, down to 31,700, reports the Tri-State Neighbor.

According to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Services, the number of operations making more than $100,000 in sales increased by 100 while the number of those with sales less than $100,000 dropped by 400. 

The Sioux Falls Argus Leader reports that South Dakota's farm and ranch land totaled 43.3 million acres, the same as 2013. The average size for a farm or ranch was 1,366 acres. 

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