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.

It Was All About the Dakotafest

It was all about the bean at this year's Dakotafest in Mitchell. The soybean industry is a dynamic part of South Dakota's economy with meal and oil products providing feed for livestock and food for consumers. Michelle Rook has more. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News.

Flooding Damage Still Lingers in SD

The waters may have receded, but the damage from heavy rains and flooding in southeast South Dakota is still having an impact on farmers in those areas. Michelle Rook looks at how it will cut into yields and profit for farmers and how that impacts consumers. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News

Soybean Research Looks at Pest Resistance to Improve Yields

South Dakota and Minnesota are collaborating on research looking at pests like soybean aphids and soybean cyst nematode. The goal is to combat resistance problems so farmers can produce higher yields. This also benefits consumers with a stable food supply. Michelle Rook has the story. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News

Cover Crop Research Shared at SDSU Field Day

Cover crops have many benefits including improved soil health, weed suppression and lower soil erosion. At their recent field day, SDSU researchers also shared trial data on which crops work best on different operations. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News.

Administration Announces Trade Compensation Package

The Trump administration has announced a $12 billion trade compensation package to compensate farmers for market losses due to the trade war. Michelle Rook looks at what it will mean for farmers and if it will be adequate. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News.