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Value-Added Agriculture

In South Dakota, we share your values and work ethic. Through hard work and determination, our farmers, ranchers processors and manufacturers have made South Dakota one of the nation's leading agricultural states. Our government strives to become a partner in business, not a hindrance, offering a reasonable regulatory environment and streamlined permitting. 

With a growing milk shed and dairy and food science leaders within our boarders, South Dakota is an ideal location for both producers and processors.

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"South Dakota is uniquely positioned for pork production growth in the next 5 years due to an anticipated increase in processing capacity. I’d encourage both processors and producers to give South Dakota serious consideration in their location decisions."
-Bill Even, CEO, Pork Producer's Council
 
Some of the country’s top names in food processing reside in South Dakota, including: Interbake Foods, Bel Brands and Agropur. Find out how a South Dakota location could be beneficial to your company.

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Aaron Scheibe

Deputy Commissioner 
 605-773-4633