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.

Pandemic Shifts Soybean Trade Missions

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the U.S. soybean industry's approach to international market development. Michelle Rook looks at how they are connecting with customers to make sales. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News.

Farmers Await China Buying

South Dakota farmers are still waiting for China to ramp up their buying as part of the Phase One trade deal, but tensions are high. Michelle Rook looks at the importance of Chinese demand with COVID depressed markets. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News

Court Ruling Against Dicamba Products Hurts SD Farmers

A federal court ruling has made it illegal to spray three dicamba products on tolerant soybeans unless it was in hand on June 3. This came at a bad time for SD farmers that were in the height of spray season. Michelle Rook looks at the fallout for farmers and consumers. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News

SD Promotes High Essential Amino Acids in Soybeans

South Dakota farmers are promoting the advantages of their soybeans to international customers. Northern grown beans are higher in essential amino acids which assist livestock and poultry in growth and development. Michelle Rook looks at how this helps increase the value of the state's soybeans and how that trickles down to their local economies. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News

ROI High with Soybean Checkoff

A new study commissioned by the United Soybean Board shows an increase in the return on investment from the soybean checkoff from $5 in 2014 to $12.43 in 2019. Michelle Rook looks at how this is adding value to the soybeans farmers grow and how that benefits the communities they live in. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News