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.

SD Pork Taste of Elegance Shows Versatility, Boosts Pork Demand

The South Dakota Pork Producers Council Taste of Elegance Contest continues to showcase the versatility of pork. This has led to more pork being cooked at home and more chef's featuring pork on menus. Michelle Rook introduces this year's winner. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News.

Future Ag Leaders at SD State FFA Convention

More than 2,000 FFA members attended the South Dakota State FFA Convention in Brookings. The event helps prepare the next generation of leaders in the agricultural industry and awards them for their achievements. Michelle Rook reports. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News

Former NASA Astronaut Promotes Soybeans in Space

U.S. soybean farmers have teamed up with former NASA Astronaut Don Thomas to promote soybeans in space. Thomas says they've done many experiments with soybeans already, but will likely be growing beans on Mars in the future due to the many uses for this renewable crop. Michelle Rook has more. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News

Soybean Farmers Focus on Rural Infrastructure

While farmers wait for Congress to take action on an infrastructure bill, they are focusing on failed roads and bridges in their own backyards. Michelle Rook looks at how soybean farmers are prioritizing projects and how the failure to act on infrastructure improvements could cost farmers and consumers. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News

Soy 100 Pushes Yields

Soybean farmers learned more about how to achieve high yielding soybeans at this year's Soy 100. Pushing production is important for farmers bottom line, but consumers also benefit from that. Michelle Rook reports. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News