From January to March 2018, we surveyed South Dakota commodity crop producers about their land management practices and attitudes. Farming operations in 34 South Dakota counties east of the Missouri River, where most of corn and soybean farming activities in the state are located, were targeted to take the questionnaire (see map below). We obtained a list of 10,000 farming operations that had participated in Farm Service Agency (FSA) programs in 2016 from the FSA and selected 3,000 operations to participate using proportionate stratified-random sampling according to number of farming operations in the study counties. The questionnaire directed the person in the operation who made most of the land management decisions to answer the questions.
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Ulrich-Schad, Jessica D.; Abulbasher, Abdelrahim; Sociology and Rural Studies, Department of; and Management and Economics, Ness School of, "2018 South Dakota Commodity Crop Producer Survey Results" (2018). South Dakota Farm Survey. 9.