Department of Farm Economics
This bulletin has been prepared in an effort to provide a type of information which the many inquiries to this and other offices in the state indicate to be desired by a considerable number of people. Widespread interest is evident in the figures published annually giving acreages, yields and production by counties and for the state. Likewise many people desire to study these items for a given county over a period of years. There is also considerable interest in the history of the prices of farm products in the state. This bulletin has been designed with a view of making this sort of information available in a convenient and compact form. It is planned to follow it at intervals from two to four years with bulletins which will bring this material up-to-date and gradually to add other information relative to the resources and business activities of the people of the state that will be of greatest general interest. To secure the information contained in this bulletin and to provide the public with regular and dependable information on production and prices requires the loyal co-operation of many individuals and organizations. Appreciation is hereby expressed to the 1,200 crop and livestock correspondents and the 900 township reporters who, without compensation other than the desire to provide dependable crop and livestock statistics and the receiving of government reports, furnish regular reports on conditions, yields, prices and movements of crops. Many others· answer occasional inquiries on acreage, livestock, etc. The above figures include those replying on the rural mail carrier survey which has been a great aid to this work. Other agencies including the state departments at Pierre, railroads, stockyards and packing plants have furnished information of value. Helpful suggestions have been received from members of the staff at South Dakota State College, Brookings.
farm prices, farm production, agricultural economics, agricultural production
South Dakota Experiment Station, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts
Dawson, O.L., "South Dakota Farm Production and Prices: 1890-1926" (1927). Research Bulletins of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (1887-2011). 225.