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.

What Are Those Big Grain Piles About?

You may have driven by one of the big piles of grain at elevators across the state this year and wondered why there is so much grain being stored on the grain this year? Michelle Rook has the answer and what that means for South Dakota farmers. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News air date 12-7-17

Soy-based Aquaculture Feed Goes Commercial

Prairie AquaTech in Brookings has developed a soy-based feed that can be used in aquaculture diets and is in the process of commercialization. Michelle Rook looks at what that market could mean for South Dakota soybean farmers and how the project got its start with help from the soy checkoff. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News air date 12-5-17.

USDA Delays New Biotech Rules Due to Positive Safety Record

USDA has delayed proposed revisions to the biotech approval process due to the strong safety record of biotech crops. Michelle Rook looks at why this is positive for both farmers and consumers. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News air date 11-30-17

Food Network Star Says Food Brings Farmers and Consumers Together

The Hungry for Truth Initiative promoted the food connection between farmers and consumers with a cooking demo conducted by Food Network star and chef Aaròn Sànchez at the South Dakota Farm Bureau Meeting. Sànchez told Michelle Rook food can bring farmers and consumers together at the kitchen table to talk about farming and food production. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News air date 11-28-17

Thanksgiving Meal Most Affordable in Five Years

Consumers once again have plenty to be thankful for this Thanksgiving, including the most affordable holiday meal in five years. Michelle Rook looks at what's driving the low food prices for Thanksgiving and year round. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News air date 11-21-17