This report is a part of a study of the farm land market in South Dakota, carried on cooperatively by the Department of Economics of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station and the Agricultural Research Service of the United States Department of Agriculture represented by Virgil L, Hurlburt, Data were secured from the office of Register of Deeds and the County Auditor Office in each of the specified eight counties. Supplementary information was secured from the Agricultural Stabilization Offices for each county as well as from real estate dealers and various buyers and sellers of the land transferred. Total farm land acreage sold during 1953 in the eight counties (Beadle, Brookings, Brown, Clay, Faulk, Haakon, Hand and Spink) was the smallest in any of the thirteen years during which data have been secured. There was a slight increase in the acreage sold in Beadle County over the 1952 figure and in Spink County a slight decrease from the 1952 total. All other counties showed a marked decrease in acres sold. The most notable decrease was in Faulk County.
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Pengra, Ray F. and Lundy, Gabriel, "Farm Land Market Trends in South Dakota 1941-1953, Supplement to Bulletin No. 413: Land Market Trends in South Dakota 1941-1950" (1954). Agricultural Experiment Station Agricultural Economics Pamphlets. 92.