SD PRODUCER SURVEY 2016 Growing Year
To better understand & explain the economic impact of specialty crops and other local foods produced in South Dakota, we invite you to complete the following annual survey conducted by South Dakota Specialty Producers Association (SDSPA). THIS INFO IS STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL. Data will be aggregated for use by SDSPA, SDSU Extension, and other partners serving local foods producers. Completed surveys will be entered into drawings for prizes, including the resource guides "Market Success," "Wholesale Success," and more. Winners will be notified by email (or phone if no email address).
Section 101 of the Specialty Crops Competitiveness Act of 2004, amended under section 10010 of the Agricultural Act of 2014, Public Law 113-79
(the Farm Bill), defines specialty crops as “fruits and vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture, and nursery crops (including floriculture)
.” Eligible plants must be cultivated or managed and used by people for food, medicinal purposes, and/or aesthetic gratification to be considered specialty crops. Processed products shall consist of greater than 50% of the specialty crop by weight, exclusive of added water. This survey also includes specialty meats, poultry and dairy products.