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The 2012 Census of Agriculture may present a skewed picture of the state of agriculture in South Dakota due to the drought of 2012. South Dakota data for livestock and crop production is lower than average due to the drought.  Agriculture economist, Matthew Diersen, cautions researchers to supplement the data from the Agriculture Census with data from the National Agricultural Statistics Service, the Economic Research Service, and the Bureau of Economic Analysis.  The Census of Agriculture is taken every five years and is used by producers, government officials, and businesses to make policies and business plans related to agriculture. See also the Black Hills Knowledge Network's document library for more information about the drought of 2012 and agriculture in South Dakota.

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Community DataHome to more than 833,354 people, South Dakota is now growing faster than the U.S. as a whole. Visit the South Dakota Dashboard to view the latest state statistics.

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Historical Photos & Documents OnlineOnline collections of pictures tell the history of our area and allow the viewer to experience the past. These collections are fr...

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Resource Page IndexOur team has compiled browsable lists of topical resource pages, an elected officials database, a Black Hills nonprofit listing, and access to statewide data using the South Dakota Dashboard...

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