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.

Next Generation of Ag Leaders at SD FFA Convention

More than 2,000 FFA members attended this week's South Dakota State FFA Convention in Brookings to compete in Career Development Events and receive a variety of awards. Michelle Rook looks at how this is developing them as the next generation of leaders in agriculture. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News air date 4-27-17

Farmers Eye Health Care Reform

Farmers are closely watching health care reform as many have seen their cost for health insurance skyrocket the last few years. Heath insurance is also a large expense for farmers and their families because they are self-employed and self-insured. Michelle Rook has the story. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News air date 4-25-17.

Farmers Highlight Sustainability on Earth Day

Every day is Earth Day for farmers!. However, as we officially observe Earth Day on April 22 its a chance for farmers to highlight what they are doing to be more sustainable on their farms. Michelle Rook looks at the farming practices that are helping them preserve the environment for the next generation. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News air date 4-20-17.

Consumers QuestionTerms Natural vs. Organic

Consumers often have questions about what the terms natural and organic mean on food labels. Michelle Rook cuts through the confusion. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News air date 4-18-17

Farm Economy Depressed as Farmers Start New Crop Season

As farmers head into a new crop season, what is the outlook for prices and net farm income and what are they doing to try to make a profit? Michelle Rook has the story and why this is important for every South Dakotan. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News air date 4-13-17.