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.

Main Street Hurts When Farmers Can't Plant

South Dakota farmers are facing record planting delays, lower yields and many acres that won't be planted at all due to the wet spring and flooding. Michelle Rook reports this results in farmers buying fewer crop inputs locally and that hurts other businesses on main street. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News

Delayed Planting Cost Farmers and Economy

Wet and flooded fields across South Dakota are causing record planting delays and some fields may not get planted at all this season. Michelle Rook looks at what this costs farmers, agribusinesses and rural economies. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News

USDA Preparing More Trade Aid for Farmers

The trade war with China has escalated and in response, the Trump Administration is preparing from $15 to $20 billion in trade assistance for farmers. USDA is working on the details on what that package and payments will look like. Michelle Rook has more. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News air date 5-21-19

Soybeans Provide Cropportunities for Farmers

The many new uses for soybeans developed by the soybean checkoff is providing a whole host of opportunities for producers. South Dakota farmer David Iverson talks about all of the cropportunities in the soybean industry and what they mean for consumers. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News

Soybean Pest Costs Farmers and Consumers

As farmers start a new growing season they're working to combat pests like soybean cyst nematode or SCN, which can rob their yields. Michelle Rook looks at the cost to farmers and consumers. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News air date 5-7-19