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Agropur Breaks Ground on Lake Norden, S.D., Facility

The dairy industry is alive and well in South Dakota! Earlier this month, Gov. Dennis Daugaard, along with many key partners, helped Agropur celebrate its significant expansion of its dairy plant in Lake Norden, S.D. Coupled with the expansion that Valley Queen Cheese in Milbank, S.D., has in the works, we are  seeing the state's capacity in dairy processing increase.

The Agropur expansion will create the need for 85,000 additional dairy cows. This is in addition to the 119,000 milking cows the currently in South Dakota.

This is fantastic news for South Dakota's dairy industry. For the past couple of years, dairy plants have been at capacity, making it difficult for additional production to take place. Now, both existing South Dakota processors who want to make investments in their operations and out-of-state producers interested in investing in South Dakota, will be able to do so. 

READ ABOUT AGROPUR'S EXPANSION
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Meet Us In Illinois

South Dakota's Business Development team will be visiting with companies and site selectors in Illinois May 21-25. If you would like to schedule a meeting, please contact Mary Lehecka Nelson at mary.leheckanelson@sdreadytowork.com or 605-776-4633.

Want to see how South Dakota and Illinois compare? Check out our infographic. 


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The GOED 2017 Annual Report has been released. The report is full of information of the GOED's activities covering calender year 2017.

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