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.

New Soybean Biotech Traits Help Farmers With Weed Control

Soybean farmers will soon have some new options for weed control, especially management of resistant weeds. That's because China approved Enlist E3 soybeans for import. Michelle Rook looks at the advantages this new technology provides for farmers and why that is also important for consumers. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News

EPA Sets Biodiesel Levels That Disappoint

EPA has set the biodiesel volumes mandated in the U.S. under the Renewable Fuels Standard and they are once again below current production levels. Michelle Rook looks at why this is a disappointment for the biodiesel industry, soybean farmers and U.S. consumers. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News

Soybean Farmers Get Second Trade Aid Payment

Farmers will be receiving a second Market Facilitation Program payment to make up for damages due to the trade war. For soybean farmers that will amount to nearly 83-cents a bushel on all their production. Michelle Rook looks at how this will help their cash flow and trickle down to main street. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News

Farmers to Plant Less Soybeans in 2019

Farmers are planning to plant more corn and less soybeans in 2019 because with current prices corn looks more profitable. The trend was evident at the Dakota Farm Show. Michelle Rook reports. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News

U.S. Soybean Exports Down Due to Trade War

After several record breaking years, soybean exports will be down in 2018-19 due to the trade war with China. However, there is a bit of a silver lining. Michelle Rook tells us more. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News air date 1-1-19