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agricultural leases, grazing leases, south dakota, public lands

Extension Number

ExEx 5077




Each year the South Dakota Cooperative Exten¬sion Service receives many questions concerning the legality of land lease agreements. South Dakota law addresses many aspects of land rental arrangements. The material in this publication is presented only as a guideline or reference. This material is presented with the understanding and intent that the authors are not providing legal services. South Dakota codified law has specific sections and language that pertain to agricultural and grazing leases. This material was obtained from the South Dakota Legislative Research Council Web page found at The information in this publica¬tion is believed to be current as of the date of publica¬tion. Readers are cautioned to check with an attorney regarding any changes to the legal code governing ag¬ricultural and grazing leases. If legal advice relative to a problem is desired, the services of a competent attorney should be obtained.