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.

Soybean Farmers Validating Sustainability for Consumers

Soybean farmers have used sustainable practices like no-till and cover crops in their operations for many years. However, now they're looking at ways to validate and document that for consumers. Michelle Rook has the details. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News

USDA Reopening Good News for Farmers and Consumers

The government is back open and farmers hope it will stay operating so they can utilize critical services from USDA. However, its also important for consumers that rely on food and nutrition programs. Michelle Rook has more. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News

FDA Recognizes High Oleic Soybean Oil as Heart Healthy

The Food and Drug Administration is recognizing high oleic soybean oil as heart healthy and will allow the claim to be included on food labels. This is great news for the food industry, soybean farmers and consumers. Michelle Rook reports. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News

New Soybean Biotech Traits Help Farmers With Weed Control

Soybean farmers will soon have some new options for weed control, especially management of resistant weeds. That's because China approved Enlist E3 soybeans for import. Michelle Rook looks at the advantages this new technology provides for farmers and why that is also important for consumers. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News

EPA Sets Biodiesel Levels That Disappoint

EPA has set the biodiesel volumes mandated in the U.S. under the Renewable Fuels Standard and they are once again below current production levels. Michelle Rook looks at why this is a disappointment for the biodiesel industry, soybean farmers and U.S. consumers. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News