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Snapshot of South Dakota Agriculture

Farming on the Edge: South Dakota Farmland in the Path of Development

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The Apple as Planet Earth Presentation
The Apple As Planet Earth

Do you know how much of the earth is suitable for farming? Watch the video and learn why protecting our farmland is so important.

 
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Did you know that the state of South Dakota has been losing more than 10 acres of farmland per day? You have the power to help save our farms and farmland. Support South Dakota farmers and farmers markets by taking these simple actions:
Apple Support your local farmers by buying direct at farmers markets, farm stands, and CSAs.
Apple Spread the No Farms No Food® message by requesting a free bumper sticker.
Apple Be a part of the movement calling for healthy farms, healthy food and healthy communities and donate to help us save the land that sustains us.

promoting sound farming practices: helping farmers address today's clean water challenges

Protecting Our EnvironmentIn collaborating with farmers, environmentalists, and policy makers, our Agriculture and Environment program protects water quality and reduces climate change while improving the economic viability of farming.

  • Take action to support the BMP Challenge and help farmers decrease nitrogen applications and reduce fertilizer contamination of local watersheds.
  • Send an AFT eCard and inspire family and friends to protect the environment.

keeping farmers on the land: improving access for family farmers to land and markets

American Farmland Trust (AFT) is working with farmers, planners and policy makers to ensure a regionally diverse structure for agriculture and more favorable economic conditions to keep farmers and ranchers on the land. Since most land use decisions are local, we work to create farm-friendly communities, demonstrate model approaches, educate partners and enact policies at all levels of government to support family farmers and keep land available and affordable for farming.

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Bob Wagner
Senior Policy and Program Advisor 
800-370-4879 
bwagner@farmland.org

To learn more about agriculture in your state, visit the South Dakota state profile page at the Farmland Information Center.

 

 
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