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.

National Ag Week Highights Industry's Economic Impact

It's National Ag Week and a time to celebrate South Dakota's number one industry. Michelle Rook looks at the nearly $26 billion impact agriculture has on the state's economy and why the soybean industry is such a big part of that. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News air date 3-23-17.

Thousands Attend Ag Day at the Pavilion

More than 2,000 young consumers and their families attended the 14th annual Ag Day at the Pavilion in Sioux Falls during National Ag Week. They learned more about farming and where their food comes through fun and educational activities offered by 50 plus ag vendors. Michelle Rook has all the action. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News air date 3-21-17.

Buffer Strip Program Promotes Water Qualtiy

South Dakota farmers are supportive of the new buffer strip program passed in the state legislature. Michelle Rook looks at how it will promote environmental stewardship, improve water quality in the state and give farmers a tax break. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News air date 3-16-17.

Rural Needs Important in Infrastructure Plan

The President continues to talk about a $1 trillion infrastructure investment and agriculture wants to make sure the rural needs are part of that plan. Michelle Rook looks at why that is so important for farmers and consumers. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News air date 3-14-17

SD Soybean Farmers Attend Commodity Classic

South Dakota soybean farmers set policy on areas such as the new farm bill, regulations and trade at this year's Commodity Classic. Michelle Rook has the highlights from San Antonio, Texas at the annual meeting for the nation's soybean, corn, wheat and sorghum producers. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News air date 3-09-17.