2019 Agricultural Economic Contribution Study
In The Moment ... July 31, 2019 Show 627 Hour 1
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture says even during down times, agriculture continues to thrive.
The 2019 Agricultural Economic Contribution Study shows an economic contribution of $32.5 billion from the state ag industry. And while the number of farms in the state declined by 6% since 2012, livestock inventory is on the rise.
Rick Vallery joins In The Moment. He's the senior advisor for South Dakota's Department of Agriculture.