Department of Economics
This report summarizes 1983 grain movement information collected by a mail survey questionnaire sent to the 122 elevators in the region. These are firms in the grain merchandising business; firms exclusively in the seed or feed manufacturing business have been excluded.
The data represent all of the grain shippers in the region. Some estimates have been made by extrapolation when information was not received from all shippers.
In the first section of this report the region’s crop production and grain handling and transportation facilities are described briefly. The second section describes the 1983 grain shipments and marketing patterns from the region and compares them with 1981 data. The Third section provides a rough estimate of the value to shippers of the improved rail service.
South Dakota railroads, South Dakota rail car history, rail car shortages
South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
Lamberton, C. E., "The State Core Rail System: Impacts on Grain Marketing" (1985). Research Bulletins of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (1887-2011). 701.