South Dakota Ag Minute

The “South Dakota Ag Minute” Starts Now.

Reporter Michelle Rook has all of the angles on agriculture. These quick videos highlight a wide range of agricultural issues that impact every South Dakotan.

Farmers Share Conversation About Food at Farm to Fork

Consumers want to know more about where their food comes from. Farmers had the opportunity to share a conversation about farming and food production at the Farm to Fork Dinner at the Bones Farm. Michelle Rook takes us there. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News air date 6-22-17

Bones Farms Hosts Farm to Fork Dinner

This year's Farm to Fork Dinner was a chance for farmers and consumers to share a meal and a conversation about growing food. The dinner is part of South Dakota Soybean's Hungry for Truth Initiative. Michelle Rook takes us to the Bones Farm near Parker, South Dakota the site of this year's event. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News air date 6-20-17

Planting Delays in SE South Dakota Frustrating

Despite drought conditions in some areas of South Dakota, in the southeast farmers have struggled with wet conditions this spring that have delayed planting. Michelle Rook caught up with Elk Point farmer Doug Hanson as he planted his last field of soybeans. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News air date 6-15-17

Pork Industry Plan Protects Producers and Food Supply

The pork industry has developed a proactive plan to protect the nation's food supply from threats such as an outbreak of foot and mouth disease. Michelle Rook looks at the details of the Secure Pork Supply Plan and how it will benefit pork and soybean producers, as well as consumers. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO[-TV 5pm News air date 6-13-17.

Golden Dakota Farms Has South African Roots

When Donovan Coatzee and his father left their dairy in South Africa he never dreamed he’d one day manage his own farm. Now at age 30 he's running a 3,600 cow dairy near Elkton, South Dakota. He opened his doors to the public to tour the operation during Dairy Fest. Michelle Rook has the story. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News air date 6-8-17.