The next two weeks will be critical for the U.S. corn crop. In South Dakota, Doug Noem, who farms near Bryant, has about half of his corn in the ground. Noem is starting to plant soybeans. There are many unknowns for farmers right now. “Even if you can get out there, you’re pushing the envelope about what kind of seed bed you’ll have and if the weather will cooperate,” explains Noem. “It’s late in the year. We’re going to have an early frost. There are many questions people are struggling to answer.” Planting progress varies across South Dakota. Emery, South Dakota farmer Scott Stahl says he hasn’t planted anything yet. Stahl grows corn, soybeans and oats in a typical year. Listen to the story.