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.

Resesarch Shows Consumers Trust Farmers

Consumers trust farmers when it comes to their food supply according to research from the Center for Food Integrity. Farmers learned how to continue to build on that trend and how to engage with consumers about what they do on the farm at the recent South Dakota Soybean Developing Consumer Trust Workshop. Michelle Rook has the story. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News air date 2-22-18

Tighter Dicamba Rules Intended to Prevent Drift in 2018

State and federal agencies have tightened the rules for dicamba herbicide use on crops in the 2018 crop season. Michelle Rook looks at how this will help prevent the off-target drift issues experienced in 2018 and why farmers need this technology for soybean production. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News air date 2-20-18

Farmers Learn How to Develop Consumer Trust

With so many consumers several generations removed from the farm its important for farmers to be transparent and answer consumer questions about farming and food production. Michelle Rook takes us to a Developing Consumer Trust Workshop hosted by South Dakota Soybean designed to teach farmers how to have a conversation with consumers about what they do on the farm. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News air date 2-15-18

Dicamba Rules Change for 2018 But No Risk to Consumers

The EPA and South Dakota Department of Agriculture tightened the application rules for use of the herbicide dicamba for the 2018 crop season . Plus they're requiring mandatory record keeping and training by applicators. Michelle Rook looks at how this will help prevent the off-target drift issues experienced in 2017 and why this was never a risk to consumers or the food supply. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News air date 2-13-18

Irrigation Technology Saves Water and Environment

New irrigation technology like remote monitoring via cell phone is helping farmers achieve higher crop yields, but with less water. Michelle Rook looks at how this saves money for farmers and benefits the environment. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News air date 2-8-18