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.

Farmers to Plant More Soybeans in 2021

With prices hitting 7-year highs, South Dakota farmers may plant more soybeans in 2021. Michelle Rook looks at how this will add to farmer's bottom lines and how that benefits their local economy. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-Land News at 5.

Food Supply Remains Stable During Pandemic

Consumers can feel confident about a stable food supply even as the pandemic continues. For many the massive disruptions to the meat processing sector are still fresh on their minds. However, those issues have been fixed and farmers never missed a beat in producing food for the country. Michelle Rook takes a closer look. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-Land News at Five

SD Soybean Ag Outlook Goes Virtual

The 2021 South Dakota Soybean Ag Outlook Meeting will be held virtually during February. It features awards, prizes and various speakers and educational opportunities. This helps farmers improve their profitability and ability to provide a reliable and affordable food supply. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-Land News at 5.

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