Number 3, 2009
If you have ever wondered about changes in the number of farms in your state or county, the latest U.S. Census of Agriculture can help answer your questions. New Census of Agriculture information is both interesting and useful. Census of Agriculture data can be used to analyze farm trends, inform agricultural policy, and direct farm spending (2007 Census of Agriculture).
South Dakota State University
Cummings, Jake; Brooks, W. Trevor; Hess, Donna; and Kayongo-Male, Diane, "Rural Life Census Data Center Newsletter: South Dakota Farm Number and Size Trends" (2009). Census Data Center Newsletter. 2.