Michelle Rook

Farm Director


Animal Nutrition

Mexican Feed Industry Demands U.S. Soy

Michelle Rook|Mar 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…

Around the World

South Dakota Farmers See Importance of Mexican Market

Michelle Rook|Mar 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…

Animal Nutrition

Record Soybean Crop Keeps U.S. Reliable Supplier

Michelle Rook|Mar 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,…

Animal Nutrition

Southeast Asia Trade Team Visits South Dakota Soybean Processors Plant

Michelle Rook|Feb 8, 2018

A team of soybean meal buyers from southeast Asia toured the South Dakota Soybean Processors Plant to see how the plant processes U.S. soybeans into…


Soil Health a Win for U.S. Soybean Farmers and End-Users

Michelle Rook|Jan 18, 2018

There is a renewed emphasis on soil health in agriculture through sustainable practices such as no-till farming and the planting of cover crops. [ Recorded…


Elevators Play Role in Marketing Crop at Harvest and Year Round

Michelle Rook|Jan 4, 2018

Grain elevators play an important role in helping U.S. soybean farmers store and market their crop at harvest and throughout the year. The elevator is…


Cover Crops Promote Soil Health and Environmental Benefits

Michelle Rook|Dec 20, 2017

U.S. soybean farmers employ various sustainability methods including cover crops. Some cover crop benefits include increasing soil microbes, increasing water infiltration, reducing the amount of…