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.

Infrastructure Priority of New Congress

The new Congress is signaling infrastructure will be a priority in 2019. Michelle Rook looks at why this is good news for farmers and the general public. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News

Grain Piles Grow With Trade War and Low Prices

Low prices, a big crop and the ongoing trade war mean more on-farm storage of soybeans this fall. However, storage demands mean more grain piled on the ground or stored in bags. Michelle Rook looks at what this means for farmers, elevators and main street. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News

Farm Groups Sign Sustainability Agreement

Farm groups, including the United Soybean Board, are teaming up on sustainability research and communications. They're responding to their customers who are requesting products are sustainably produced and certified. Michelle Rook has details. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News

Biodiesel Plants Not at Full Capacity Without Tax Credit

The U.S. biodiesel industry is running at only around 50-percent capacity without the $1 per gallon tax credit. Michelle Rook looks at the impact on soybean farmers, consumers, the economy and the environment. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News

Trade War Impacts ElevatorsToo....

Farmers have received most of the attention with the on-going trade war, but it negatively impacts other sectors of agriculture including elevators. Michelle Rook headed to the country to find out how one elevator is coping and what that also means for main street. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News