grain shipments, destination of grains, origin of grains
South Dakota, being sparsely populated and located a considerable distance from major centers of population, has relatively few grain processing facilities located within her borders. The problem of transportation is, therefore, considered by many to be the major marketing problem with respect to the grain industry. The purpose of this study was to obtain better information about the destination of and the mode of transportation used for shipping grain products from South Dakota.1 Since the state doesn't possess navigable waterways suitable for shipment of grain products, the survey was limited to truck and rail shipments. Some of South Dakota's surface shipments are, however, destined to ports along the Great Lakes and the Missouri or Mississippi River for reshipment by boat or barge.
South Dakota State State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, Agricultural Experiment Station
Greenbaum, H.; Musson, A.L.; and Dittman, "Origin and Destination of Major South Dakota Grain Shipments" (1965). Agricultural Experiment Station Circulars. 195.