The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) is considering an increase in the feed tonnage fee from $0.02/ton to $0.10/ton . The SDDA believes the fee increase is necessary to continue running the Animal Feed and Remedy Program. The purpose of this program is to protect producers, the agriculture industry, and consumers from mislabeled or adulterated feed and remedy products.

Comments are being taken on the proposed fee change until Oct. 19, 2019 . They can be sent to:

South Dakota Department of Agriculture Agricultural Services Division
523 E. Capitol Ave
Pierre, S.D. 57501

Comments sent by mail must reach the SDDA by October 19th to be considered. If you have questions about this proposal, please call or email the SDDA at 605-773-5425 or

Additional background information on this proposal can be found by following these two links:

Feed Rule

FY19 Blue Book Feed Insp Fund