“Northern” alfalfa, produced in South Dakota and its neighboring states, has long been noted for its hardy winter-resistant qualities. As a result, for many years its seed was sought after by farmers in all of the northern states in preference to any other. In recent years, however, new "synthetic" varieties have been developed. Certified seed of these varieties has been produced in large quantities in other parts of the United States and sold in competition with Northern seed. In an effort to help Northern producers solve their problems, research has been carried on by the South Dakota State College Agricultural Experiment Station under Economics Research Project 314, “Marketing Farm Seeds”. This research, has been divided into three parts: Marketing Northern Alfalfa Seed, Inter-regional Competition in Alfalfa Seed, and the Economics of Alfalfa Seed Production in South Dakota.
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Benrud, Charles H., "Interregional Competition in Alfalfa Seed Production in the United States" (1960). Agricultural Experiment Station Agricultural Economics Pamphlets (1941-1991). 108.