Agricultural Extension Service, South Dakota State College
The importance of proper land use and agriculture's capacity to produce is very real today. A continuous, adequate supply of food is essential to peace-time prosperity and is highly important in our present defense plans. Since South Dakota is a food producing state, it's citizens have a responsibility to the nation, as well as to their children and grandchildren, to use our land resources wisely. If such are our responsibilities does it not require farmers and others to look to the adequacy of our food production? What is good land use and how does it affect agriculture's capacity to produce: In peace time? In a period of defense? What other ways are there to increase production? How important are they?
Bender, Lyle M., "Agricultural Productive Capacity of South Dakota" (1952). SDSU Extension Circulars. 555.