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.

Consumers Can Be Confident in Food Supply

During the pandemic consumers have had concerns about the availability of food. However, there was never a shortage, just a disruption in food processing and distribution. As a result, farmers say consumers can be confident in the food supply. Michelle Rook has more. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5 pm News

Dry August Lowers Soybean Yield Potential

South Dakota's soybean crop had record yield potential but that was trimmed with the hot dry weather in August. Michelle Rook looks at what that will mean for farmers in the state and the economy. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5 pm News

South Dakota State Fair Goes On

Despite COVID, the South Dakota State Fair went on with the traditional focus on agriculture and youth. Michelle Rook reports on how farm groups used the opportunity to promote the state's number one industry. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5 pm News

China U.S. Six Month Review Promising

The U.S. and China just held a six-month review of the Phase One trade deal. U.S. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue says China has picked up agricultural purchases the last two months, so he's cautiously optimistic they'll meet their $36.5 billion purchase commitment. Michelle Rook looks at how this is promising for farmers. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5 pm News

Crop Insurance Has Benefits for Farmers and Consumers

Crop insurance is an important risk management tool for farmers but it also has various benefits for consumers. Michelle Rook looks at how it helps provide food security and keep food prices affordable. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News