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.

Soybean Farmers Benefit from Record Export Pace

U.S. soybean exports are on record pace, at 95-percent of USDA's projections, only a few months into the marketing year. More than 60-percent of the business has gone to China. Michelle Rook looks at what this means for prices and how that benefits farmers and consumers. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-Land News at 5

Pork Producers Recovering From COVID Collapse

Pork producers in South Dakota and the region are recovering after the collapse of the meat processing sector and their markets due to COVID. Michelle Rook reports the industry outlook is improved for 2021 and that's also good news for soybean farmers and consumers. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-Land News at 5

Farmers Finalize Planting Plans at Farm Shows

Farm shows like the Dakota Farm Show are an opportunity for farmers to wrap up their plans for the upcoming planting season. Michelle Rook looks at how that preparation will help them achieve higher yields and profits. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-Land News at 5.

Positive Soybean Price Outlook for 2021

Soybean prices ended 2020 nearly $5 off their lows and hit 6-year highs on tight supplies and strong export demand, primarily from China. However, market experts say prices could go as high as $15. Michelle Rook looks at what this means for farmers and the economy. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-Land News at 5

Farmers Install Tile to Improve Productivity and Environment

More farmers are installing field tile as a way to improve the productivity of their land, but there are also environmental benefits such as decreasing soil erosion. Michelle Rook takes us to the field to help explain. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-Land News at Five