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.

SD Soybean Farmers Harvest Surprising Yields

After a late start to the harvest, the combines are rolling in South Dakota. And despite a challenging growing season, soybean farmers are finding surprisingly good yields. Michelle Rook headed to the field to get the story. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News air date 10-19-17.

Late Drought Recovery Varies in South Dakota

The drought made for a challenging summer for farmers and ranchers in South Dakota. While some areas received some beneficial rains, not all areas were that fortunate. Michelle Rook looks at the lingering impact of this summer's drought Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News air date 10-17-17

South Dakota Dairy Industry Recruits Processors at World Dairy Expo

After several years of building the dairy herd in South Dakota, the state is now facing a milk surplus. That's why officials from the state and the dairy industry were at the World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin trying to recruit new dairy processors to the area. Michelle Rook has the story. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News air date 10-12-17

Dairy Producers Positive at World Dairy Expo

Despite a challenging market the last few years, the mood was positive among dairy producers attending this year's World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin. Michelle Rook talks to them about the health of the industry and why they are optimistic about the future. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News air date 10-10-17

Cover Crops Promote Soil Health and Environmental Benefits

More and more farmers are planting cover crops on their farms. What are cover crops, and how do they help promote soil health? Michelle Rook has the answers! Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News air date 10-5-17.