The "South Dakota Ag Minute" Starts Now.
Pork Grilling Season Kicks Off
Memorial Day is the official kickoff of the grilling season and you can grill pork to juicy perfection with USDA's new lower recommended cooking temperature. Stacey Sorlien with the SD Pork Producers Council has tips for getting the best pork eating experience. Michelle Rook reports.
Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News air date 5-21-13.
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Seed Companies Planting Future Technology
When farmers hit the fields in the spring to plant their crops, seed corn companies are also planting their research plots. These trails help them bring new products and technology to the marketplace. Michelle Rook has more.
Heartland Consumer Segment on KELO-TV 5pm News air date 5-16-13
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Larger Swine Units Provide Opportunity for Young Producers
Getting starting in farming can be hard these days with the high capital requirements. However, larger scale swine units allow several producers to work together to spread out their risk and make it more affordable. Michelle Rook reports this is especially attractive for younger producers who couldn't otherwise get into the business.
Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News air date 5-14-13.
Consumer Groups Promote Biotech Labeling
Some consumer groups are asking the food industry to label products that contain biotech ingredients. MIchelle Rook looks at what the science says about the safety of biotech foods and the logistics and cost associated with labeling.
Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News air date 5-9-13.
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New Swine Unit Open House Educates Public
Jackrabbit Farm Farms near Mt. Vernon, SD held an open house for the public last Friday. The 5,400 head sow unit will produce 140,000 piglets per year that will be finished by farm families in Iowa, MN and South Dakota. Michelle Rook looks at why these open houses are important for showing the public why these units are positive economically and how they are being good neighbors.
Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News air date 5-7-13.
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