South Dakota is the Leader in Bison Herds

A survey conducted by The Department of Agriculture said South Dakota had the nation’s largest population of bison in 2008 totaling 387,000. The second highest count was in Nebraska with only 17,900.
South Dakota also ranked in the top five states for more than a dozen other crop, livestock and agriculture-related categories.
The state came in second for the number of lambs born, production of alfalfa, hay, flaxseed, sunflower seed and honey. It was also third highest for oats, wheat and proso millet crops.
South Dakota ranked 29th for number of farms and ranches and fifth in the amount of land for agricultural purposes.
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