Friday, February 17, 2012

South Dakota Corn Production Soars 36 percent

Corn production in South Dakota climbed in a big way in 2011, as the value of corn soared for the year.

According to estimates from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, corn jumped in value in South Dakota to $3.95 billion, a huge improvement of 36 percent over corn value in the state for 2010.

Other production results had soybeans ending 2011 valued at $1.72 billion, while hay came in at a value of $1 billion. Wheat came in just shy of $800 million, finishing the year at $799.5 million. Alfalfa hay was just behind wheat in value for South Dakoto, closing 2011 at $793.1 million.

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