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.

Future Ag Leaders Attend SD State FFA Convention

Agriculture's future leaders gathered in Brookings this week for the 90th South Dakota State FFA Convention. Michelle Rook talks with some of the top award winners. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News air date 4-19-18

Soybean Farmers Showcase Sustainability on Earth Day

This week we celebrate Earth Day and its a great time to look at what farmers are doing on the farm to be more environmental and sustainable on the farm. Michelle Rook looks at the farming practices they've adopted to lower their carbon footprint. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News air date 4-17-18

SD Adopt a Farmer Program Takes Farm to Classroom

Farmers across South Dakota are sharing with 4th graders what it takes to be a farmer and produce their food supply through Ag United's Adopt a Farmer Program. Michelle Rook introduces us to one of the stars of the program. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News air date 4-12-18

SD Soybean Farmers Team Up on Research to Improve Production

South Dakota soybean farmers have teamed up with 12 states in the North Central region to fund research to solve common soybean production issues and improve yield. Michelle Rook looks at why this is important for farmers and how it helps provides a stable and secure food supply. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News air date 4-10-18

Low Milk Prices Hurt Dairy and Soybean Producers

Dairy producers are facing low milk prices, which hurts their bottom line. However, it also impacts the soybean farmers that produce feed for their herds, as well as the overall economy. Michelle Rook has all the details. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News air date 4-5-18