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.

Weather Delays SD Soybean Harvest

Heavy rains and even snow this fall have substantially delayed the soybean harvest in South Dakota. Michelle Rook talks to farmers about how that could mean yield and quality losses to the crop. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5 pm News

SDSU Breaks Ground on Precision Ag Center

SDSU held the ground breaking for the $46 million Raven Precision Ag Center. Michelle Rook looks at how the facility will make South Dakota a national leader and benefit students, farmers and consumers in the state. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News

Bumper Soybean Harvest Welcome With Low Prices

Farmers in South Dakota are starting to harvest what is projected to be a record soybean crop and the extra bushels are welcome this year this the low prices due to the trade war. Michelle Rook takes us to the field for the story. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News .

Glyphosate Safe Despite Court Ruling

Despite the recent court ruling in California against Roundup or glyphosate, years of research shows the herbicide is safe for consumers when used in crop production. Michelle Rook has the story. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News

Trade Aid Impacts Farmers and Consumers

USDA will be providing farmers payments to compensate them for damages to agricultural markets from the U.S. tariff schedule and trade war with countries like China. For example soybean farmers will get $1.65 per bushel on half of their 2018 production. Michelle Rook looks at how this trade aid will impact both farmers and consumers. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News