Contributors

Michelle Rook

Farm Director
WNAX

Agriculture reporter Michelle Rooks leads the farm department at WNAX radio, based in Yankton, South Dakota.

End Users

U.S. Soybean Versatility Highlighted at Dakotafest

Michelle RookOct 13, 2018

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. Farmers…

Pest Control

Soybean Research Looks at Pest Resistance to Improve Yields

Michelle RookSep 23, 2018

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…

Cover Crops

U.S. Soybean Versatility Highlighted at Dakotafest

Michelle RookSep 20, 2018

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. Farmers…

Stories

U.S. Soy Farmers Focus on Water Quality

Michelle RookApr 25, 2018

U.S. soybean farmers are learning management strategies that help them be more sustainable and preserve water quality. In-field practices also help improve soil quality and…

Stories

Farmers Highlight Sustainability on Earth Day

Michelle RookApr 20, 2018

United Soybean Board chairman Lewis Bainbridge talks about sustainability practices that U.S. soybean famers practice on Earth Day in April and year-round. No till, crop…

Stories

U.S. Soy Farmers’ Irrigation Technology Saves Water and Environment

Michelle RookApr 10, 2018

New irrigation technology such as remote monitoring via cell phone helps U.S. soybean farmers achieve higher crop yields, but with less water, which benefits the…