American Ag Network

Since 1984, the American Ag Network has served farmers in the Northern Plains by delivering farm news, market information, and weather. We were the first ag radio network in North and South Dakota and are proud of our legacy more than 30 years later. The American Ag Network broadcasts on dozens of affiliate stations covering the Dakotas. In addition to the Dakotas, we’re heard in Montana, Minnesota, and other neighboring states.

Program Team

Rusty Halvorson

Farm News Director

We’re proud to feature Rusty Halvorson as the voice of the American Ag Network. With family roots in radio and agriculture, Rusty joined the network more than two decades ago, proudly serving with network pioneer Lyle Romine. He has received several NAFB Marketcast Awards and was awarded the NAFB Excellence in Ag Reporting for his news story on the challenges Congress would face in drafting a Farm Bill in 2012. Rusty is an active member of the NAFB.

Sabrina Hill

Digital Director/Farm Broadcaster

Sabrina came to the American Ag Network after building a successful broadcast journalism career in the fast-paced markets of California. She became known nationally as a top agriculture news reporter and chose to make the Dakotas her home. Sabrina is an active member in the National Association of Farm Broadcasting, serving as the 2016-2017 West Region Vice President and 2018 co-chair of the Washington Watch committee.

RSS Week in Review Podcast

  • American Ag Network Podcast for May 26 - trade tensions, weed management, and fertilizer application
    Rusty Halvorson reports on the continuing trade tensions for the U.S. and Kirsten Rall has tips for early-season weed management. Sabrina Hill interviews a representative of the Fertilizer Institute about fertilizer application.
  • American Ag Network Top Stories - May 19, 2018
    In this edition, Rusty Halvorson has an in-depth report on this week’s hearing with EPA administrator Scott Pruitt, with audio from lawmakers questioning Pruitt’s actions. Sabrina Hill talks with Kevin Skunes, President of the National Corn Growers Association about a provocative plan for ethanol, and why it could be a threat to trade markets as […]
  • American Ag Network Top News for May 12
    In top news this week, Rusty Halvorson reports on NAFTA, Farm Bill, and best tips for late planting this year with Corey Dathe, of AgriPro and Syngenta. Sabrina Hill interviews John Bode with the Corn Refiners Association about the controversy surrounding food labeling.
  • American Ag Network Week in Review for May 5
    In this week’s podcast, Rusty Halvorson reports on spring fieldwork in the Northern Plains and the planting window with Josh Miller of BASF; Kirsten Rall discusses cover crops with Evan Twedt of Asgrow DEKALB; and Sabrina Hill talks with Jane DeMarchi of the American Seed Trade Association about regulations on gene editing and biotechnology.
  • Podcast: Scott Pruitt & EPA Waivers, ARC Program Proposed Changes, United Soybean Board, and more
    In this week’s podcast, Rusty Halvorson reports on EPA waivers and the embattled Scott Pruitt and Sabrina Hill looks into proposed changes to the ARC program from Senators John Thune (R-SD) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH). Sabrina also talks with Meagan Kaiser with the United Soybean Board about infrastructure needs and other important  topics.

Program Schedule

DayTime (Central)ProgramLength
Mon-Sat6:20 a.m.South Dakota Farm News4:00
Mon-Sat6:25 a.m.North Dakota Farm News4:00
Mon-Fri6:30 a.m.South Dakota Weather3:00
Mon-Fri6:35 a.m.North Dakota Weather3:00
Mon-Fri6:50 a.m.E-Trade Grains/Livestock Recap3:00
Mon-Sat7:15 a.m.South Dakota Farm News4:00
Mon-Fri7:25 a.m.North Dakota Farm News4:00
Mon-Fri7:50 a.m.E-Trade Review/Livestock Call3:00
Mon-Fri9:15 a.m.Markets3:00
Mon-Fri9:40 a.m.Markets3:00
Mon-Fri10:25 a.m.Ag Weather/Markets3:00
Mon-Fri10:55 a.m.Markets3:00
Mon-Fri11:50 a.m.Markets3:00
Mon-Fri12:20 p.m.Farm News Today4:00
Mon-Fri12:45 p.m.Markets3:00
Mon-Sat12:50 p.m.South Dakota Farm News4:00
Mon-Sat12:55 p.m.North Dakota Farm News4:00
Mon-Fri1:15 p.m.Livestock Close3:00
Mon-Fri1:35 p.m.Markets3:00
Mon-Fri2:06 p.m.Grain/Livestock Close4:00