Michelle Rook

Farm Director

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


South Dakota Soybean Farmers Promote Exports Beyond China

Michelle RookJul 27, 2019

With China buying less U.S. soybeans, South Dakota farmers are hosting trade missions to help increase sales with existing customers and also find new export…


Trade Program Used to Open New Soybean Export Markets

Michelle RookJul 20, 2019

U.S. soybean farmers are using Ag Trade Program funds from the trade aid package to expand export markets with existing and new customers. South Dakota…


U.S. Soybean Farmers Validate Sustainability for Consumers

Michelle RookMay 21, 2019

U.S. soybean farmers like Lewis Bainbridge have been practicing sustainability methods such as no till and cover crops for many years, but are now providing…

Weed Control

U.S. Growers Learn More About Soybean Weed Control at South Dakota State University Summer Tour

Michelle RookOct 30, 2018

SDSU's Volga Research Farm Summer Tour featured the newest technology for weed control and fighting resistant weeds in soybeans. When farmers can’t control weeds, they…

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…