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.

Animal Ag Big for Soybean Farmers During Holidays

Turkey and ham will be the centerpiece of many meals during the holidays. That increased meat demand is positive for livestock and poultry producers, but Michelle Rook also looks at the benefits to soybean farmers and consumers. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News

Consumers Enjoy Low Holiday Food Prices

Due to the productivity of the American farmer, consumers in the U.S. spend less of their disposable income for food than anywhere in the world. Michelle Rook reports on how this is also true during the holiday and gives consumers a lot to be thankful for. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News

SD Soybean Farmers Thankful for Turkey Production

Turkeys are big for the holidays and a big part of South Dakota’s economy with 5 million birds produced annually. Michelle Rook takes us to Lakeview Colony to see why this is also important for the state's soybean producers. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News

Late Crop Means Increased Grain Drying

With the late harvest and wet crop farmers are having to do more grain drying this fall. That is just another cost they didn't need with a smaller crop this year. Michelle Rook looks at what that means for South Dakota communities. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News

South Dakota Farmers Face Record Slow Harvest

The 2019 growing season has been one of the latest and most frustrating farmers in South Dakota can ever remember, from flooding to record prevented plant acres. That has resulted in a record slow harvest as well. Michelle Rook heads to the fields for the story. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News