South Dakota is the transition state of the Nation's grain producing area. Parts of the state lie in each of the three major grain producing belts. The southeastern one-fifth of South Dakota is in the corn belt. The northern one-half of the state lies within the hard spring wheat area; while roughly the southern one-half falls within the winter wheat belt. In addition, the state produces substantial amounts of durum wheat, barley, oats, flaxseed and rye. This study is primarily an introductory and exploratory analysis of the grain production and marketing structure in South Dakota, There are three major objectives: (l) to obtain data on production and marketing of South Dakota grains, (2) to examine possible measures for improving grain marketing, and (3) to determine what are problem areas in grain marketing.
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South Dakota State College
Tompkins, Ruth D. and Newberg, Richard R., "Problems in Marketing South Dakota Grain" (1955). Agricultural Experiment Station Agricultural Economics Pamphlets. 169.