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.

AgOutlook Focus on New Markets and Production

2018 was a tough year for soybean farmers. However, they're looking ahead at new markets and opportunities to improve their production. That was the focus of this year's Ag Outlook 2018. Michelle Rook takes us there. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News

Infrastructure Priority of New Congress

The new Congress is signaling infrastructure will be a priority in 2019. Michelle Rook looks at why this is good news for farmers and the general public. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News

Grain Piles Grow With Trade War and Low Prices

Low prices, a big crop and the ongoing trade war mean more on-farm storage of soybeans this fall. However, storage demands mean more grain piled on the ground or stored in bags. Michelle Rook looks at what this means for farmers, elevators and main street. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News

Farm Groups Sign Sustainability Agreement

Farm groups, including the United Soybean Board, are teaming up on sustainability research and communications. They're responding to their customers who are requesting products are sustainably produced and certified. Michelle Rook has details. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News

Biodiesel Plants Not at Full Capacity Without Tax Credit

The U.S. biodiesel industry is running at only around 50-percent capacity without the $1 per gallon tax credit. Michelle Rook looks at the impact on soybean farmers, consumers, the economy and the environment. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News