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 Crop Setting Yield

The soybean crop in South Dakota is a key growth stage in the season in which it is setting yield. Farmers were concerned about the prospects for the crop with the dry summer, but the recent rains are providing some renewed optimism. Michelle Rook reports that a good soybean crop is positive for farmers and consumers. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News air date 8-17-17.

Hungry for Truth Farmer Panel at Ag PhD Field Day

How can farmers bridge the gap they have with consumers about what they do on their farm and how food is produced? The Farm Babe and soybean farmers involved in the South Dakota Soybean Hungry for Truth Initiative shared the most effective tools and approach. Michelle Rook has the highlights. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News air date 8-3-27.

Thousands of Consumers Visit Pipestone Discovery Barn

Thousands of Sioux Falls area consumers learned about modern agriculture and livestock production at the Pipestone Discovery Barn at the Sioux Empire Fair. Michelle Rook was there to see the most popular attractions. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News air date 8-15-17

Southeast Asian Trade Team Visits SD Cattle Operation

Southeast Asia is an important export market for U.S. beef and that's why Steve and Cathy Eichacker recently hosted a trade team from that region at their farm near Salem. However, Michelle Rook reports that those meat exports are also important to South Dakota soybean producers. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News air date 8-10-17

Southeast Asian Trade Team in South Dakota To See Soybean Crop

A trade team from southeast Asia was recently in South Dakota to look at the quality of this year's soybean crop and build a trading relationship with the farmers that produce the soybeans and products they buy. Michelle Rook looks at the importance of these trade missions to the profitability of the state's soybean farmers. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News air date 8-8-17.