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.

October Snow Storm Slows Soybean Harvest

The first snow storm of the season has already hit in October. Goodwin farmer Todd Hanten talks about how much will delay the already late soybean harvest and what farmers may see for yield losses. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News

SD Farmers participate in U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange

South Dakota soybean farmers recently participated in the U.S Soy Global Trade Exchange in Chicago to market their product to international customers. As Michelle Rook reports they are looking for new markets to make up for lost business to China due to the trade war. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News

Fall Flooding Hits SD Soybean Crop

The recent flooding in South Dakota is just adding insult to injury for farmers who have already faced a disastrous crop season. Michelle Rook talks to a Madison farmer who lost part of his soybean crop and how much it will hurt his yields. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News.

EPA Re-registers and Determines Roundup is Safe

The EPA is in the process of re-registering many of the common agricultural pesticides. Recently the agency announced it was renewing the license for glyphosate or Roundup because based on science they found no public health risk when used according to the label. Michelle Rook tells us why this is good news for farmers and consumers. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News.

SD Soybean Crop Late and Lower Production

With the weather extremes during the growing season the soybean crop in South Dakota is behind in development and production will also be down. Michelle Rook looks at what that means for farmers and consumers. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News