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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.
1. Which of the following specialty crops did you grow in 2016?  For each individual crop, please fill in lbs produced, acres, and/or # plants. If you grew a perennial crop (such as grapes) but did not harvest them in 2016, just fill in the # plants or acres.  Please also fill in an estimate of what % of your overall specialty crop sales each crop contributed.  If you don't grow a particular crop, simply leave its boxes blank.
# Lbs. produced Acres # Plants % of Total Sales
Black Currants
Haskap / Honeyberry
# Lbs. produced Acres # Plants % of Total Sales
Other fruit
Beans (green) or Peas (fresh)
Greens (salad)
Melons (watermelon, canteloupe, etc.)
Root Vegetables
# Lbs. produced Acres # Plants % of Total Sales
Squash, summer
Squash, winter
Sweet corn
Other Vegetables
Bedding Plants
Nursery plants
Native Medicinal Plants
Pulse crops (dry beans, etc.)
Specialty small grains
More information about the SDSPA and our work for South Dakota’s producers, customers, consumers and partners is found at www.sdspecialtyproducers.org and Facebook
Membership will help support the education, promotion, marketing and networking efforts of the SDSPA.  Come Grow With Us!

Thanks to SDSU Extension for assistance with thsi survey.  The survey was supported by the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program at the U.S. Department of Agriculture through grant 16SCBGPSD0047. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the USDA.