- Associated Press - Monday, February 8, 2016

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture will be sending surveys to some 2,900 farmers in South Dakota to determine their plans for the upcoming growing season.

The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service conducts its March Agricultural Survey to provide the first survey-based estimates of South Dakota producers’ planting intentions for the year.

The USDA says the survey provides factual data that underpins projections, making it one of the most important surveys the service conducts each year. The statistics service will mail the survey questionnaire in February and compile and analyze the information for a March 31 release.

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