Michelle Rook

Farm Director

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


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…


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…


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…

Animal Feed

Mexican Feed Industry Demands U.S. Soy

Michelle RookMar 27, 2018

With growing livestock and poultry production in Mexico, the feed industry is demanding U.S. ingredients, including soybeans and soybean meal. South Dakota soybean farmers heard…


South Dakota Farmers See Importance of Mexican Market

Michelle RookMar 26, 2018

Growers from the state of South Dakota visited Mexico to see first-hand why the country is such a key market for U.S. soybeans. Growing protein…

Amino Acids

Record Soybean Crop Keeps U.S. Reliable Supplier

Michelle RookMar 1, 2018

U.S. soybean farmers produced another record crop in 2017, which is great news for their international and domestic customers. Customers can count on a consistent,…