State-by-State Impact: South Dakota

CPG supports 15% of South Dakota jobs.

The food, beverage, household and personal care products we make have a positive impact on the lives of every person, every day.

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Impact in South Dakota

The CPG industry is a force for good in South Dakota. The products residents rely on to power their day have a massive impact on the state’s economy.

Employment

88 K

State Jobs

11,000

Direct

Labor Income

$4.3 B

Total Income

$885 M

Direct

Value Added

$7.3 B

Contribution to GDP

$969 M

Direct

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General Mills makes organic farmland more accessible in Fort Pierre

Despite the popularity of organic foods in the United States, only 1% of American farmland is certified organic. General Mills recognized this problem and is doing their part to help, by partnering with Midwestern BioAg to transform the 34,000 acres of Gunsmoke Farms in Fort Pierre into 53 square miles of certified organic farmland by 2020.

In the United States, farms must follow strict guidelines for three years before being classified as organic, a large financial burden on many U.S. farmers. Through the partnership, General Mills and Midwestern BioAg will provide on-the-ground mentorship and offer other farmers educational programs on how to implement organic practices. Once complete, Gunsmoke will be one of the largest organic row-crop farms in the country.

“We continue to seek ways to partner with land owners to make organic ingredients more accessible for existing and innovative new foods that our consumers have grown to expect,” said John Church, chief supply chain officer at General Mills.

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Once complete, Gunsmoke will be one of the largest organic row-crop farms in the country.