Gov. Kristi Noem announced the South Dakota Departments of Agriculture and Environment and Natural Resources will merge to form the streamlined South Dakota Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
A recent Agricultural report says the largest group of ranchers are between the ages of 55 to 65 and some fall in the age range of 65 to 75.
Now the question is, what does this mean for the future of agriculture.
South Dakota cattle producers are in Washington this week with concerns over food labeling. They say with new technologies in meat production, they are worried what that will mean for their product. They say they are concerned consumers could be misled. Another concern may lie in the bottom line.