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.

Soybean Research Looks at Pest Resistance to Improve Yields

South Dakota and Minnesota are collaborating on research looking at pests like soybean aphids and soybean cyst nematode. The goal is to combat resistance problems so farmers can produce higher yields. This also benefits consumers with a stable food supply. Michelle Rook has the story. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News

Cover Crop Research Shared at SDSU Field Day

Cover crops have many benefits including improved soil health, weed suppression and lower soil erosion. At their recent field day, SDSU researchers also shared trial data on which crops work best on different operations. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News.

Administration Announces Trade Compensation Package

The Trump administration has announced a $12 billion trade compensation package to compensate farmers for market losses due to the trade war. Michelle Rook looks at what it will mean for farmers and if it will be adequate. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News.

SDSU Summer Tour Features Soybean Weed Control

SDSU's Volga Research Farm Summer Tour featured the newest technology for weed control and fighting resistant weeds in soybeans. Michelle Rook talked to SDSU researchers and found out what's looks the most promising in the soy checkoff funded plots. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News.

When City Cousins Visit Your Farm

So as a farmer, what do you do when your city cousins from California come to visit your operation? For Todd Hanten it's an opportunity to educate them about agriculture. Michelle Rook shows us how the experience has changed these consumer's perspective on farming. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pn News.