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.

Trade War Escalation Hurt Farmers and Consumers

The trade war between the U.S. and China continues to escalate with the U.S. imposing more tariffs on China September 1 and China threatening not to buy any more U.S. ag goods. What does this mean for farmers and consumers? Michelle Rook has the answer. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News

EPA Official on Future of Biofuels and Soil Health

EPA Regional Administrator Gregory Sopkin got a look a the future of low carbon fuels and soil health on a recent tour of South Dakota farms and biofuels plants. Michelle Rook looks at the opportunities these areas provide for farmers. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News

AGP Plant Provides New Export Opportunities

AGP's new soybean processing facility in Aberdeen will provide new export opportunities for South Dakota soybean farmers. This is especially important with China backing off soybean purchases due to the trade war. Michelle Rook has the story. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News

AGP Dedicates Soy Processing Plant in Aberdeen

Ag Processing Inc. held the grand opening for its $300 million soybean processing plant in Aberdeen, SD. The AGP facility will crush from 50 to 60 million bushels of soybeans annually. Michelle Rook looks at what that means for farmers and the state's economy. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News

Trade and Livestock Development Focus of Governor's Ag Summit

The 2019 South Dakota Governor's Agriculture Summit focused on livestock development, trade and the next generation of agriculture. The theme reflected the agenda of Governor Kristi Noem as well as many of the state farm groups. Michelle Rook was there to get the story. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News