South Dakota has another record year for land leases

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – Strong interest in grazing land led to another record year for leasing in South Dakota.

School & Public Lands Commissioner Ryan Brunner says they had lots of leases come up for auction.

Brunner says they saw another increase this year.

Brunner says market conditions are a big factor in each year’s lease auction.

The lease income is added to the permanent school fund, which is shared with all public-school districts in the state.