2017 Keyword - Agriculture and Horticulture

HB 1038repeal the requirement for farm corporations to file farm annual reports with the secretary of state. 
HB 1086provide certain provisions requiring the official state seed certification agency to obtain liability insurance. 
HB 1157create the agriculture future development fund and to provide funding for certain programs and projects. 
HB 1159revise certain provisions regarding the regulation of commercial breeding operations. 
HB 1160recover the costs of care for animals seized by law enforcement. 
HB 1188accommodate legislation to promote agricultural development. 
HB 1204authorize the production and sale of industrial hemp. 
SB 12revise certain provisions administered by the Department of Agriculture related to nursery stock, conservation, forestry, and farm mediation. 
SB 13repeal certain provisions concerning potato grades and standards. 
SB 14make an appropriation from the coordinated natural resources conservation fund to the State Conservation Commission and to declare an emergency. 
SB 15make an appropriation for costs related to suppression of wildfires in the state and to declare an emergency. 
SB 66specifically classify certain agricultural land as riparian buffer strips, to establish the criteria for the riparian buffer strip classification, and to provide for the taxation thereof. 
SB 78revise provisions regarding election petitions for conservation district supervisors. 
SB 105reduce the excise tax imposed on the gross receipts from sale, resale, or lease of farm machinery, attachment units, and irrigation equipment. 
SB 135revise certain meat labeling requirements. 
SB 148make an appropriation to the Department of Agriculture for enhancement of the farm link program. 
SB 154require the Department of Transportation to utilize native plants on new or remodeled state properties at rest areas as landscape.  
SB 162authorize the Board of Regents to contract for the design, renovation of, and addition to, the Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory on the campus of South Dakota State University and to make an appropriation therefor. 
SB 170revise certain provisions regarding the maximum width restriction for farm implements operated on a public highway 
SB 172authorize the South Dakota Building Authority to provide for the construction of and improvements to the State Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory and infrastructure at South Dakota State University, to increase certain agricultural fees, to transfer certain funds, to make an appropriation, and to declare an emergency.