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.

Bumper Soybean Harvest Welcome With Low Prices

Farmers in South Dakota are starting to harvest what is projected to be a record soybean crop and the extra bushels are welcome this year this the low prices due to the trade war. Michelle Rook takes us to the field for the story. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News .

Glyphosate Safe Despite Court Ruling

Despite the recent court ruling in California against Roundup or glyphosate, years of research shows the herbicide is safe for consumers when used in crop production. Michelle Rook has the story. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News

Trade Aid Impacts Farmers and Consumers

USDA will be providing farmers payments to compensate them for damages to agricultural markets from the U.S. tariff schedule and trade war with countries like China. For example soybean farmers will get $1.65 per bushel on half of their 2018 production. Michelle Rook looks at how this trade aid will impact both farmers and consumers. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News

Bumper Soybean Crop Benefits Farmers and Consumers

USDA is projecting a bumper soybean crop in South Dakota this year at 277 million bushels, with a yield of 49 bushels per acre. That is welcomed by farmers, but it also benefits consumers. Michelle Rook tells us how. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News

Consumers Learn About Ag at SD State Fair

From soybean production and soil health, to livestock shows and sows giving birth, consumers had many opportunities to learn about agriculture at the South Dakota State Fair. Michelle Rook has highlights. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News