Planting is nearing completion in the Northern Plains. Warren, Minnesota farmer Joe Pierce wrapped up on June 1. “It feels good to be done. Now, we’ll be spraying the crop,” says Pierce. “It was a long spring. We started planting May 7. The corn ground was a little tough, because we finished combining 1,200 acres in March. Now, everything looks good.” CHS Ag Services General Manager Ryan Anderson says seeding is more than 90 percent complete. “Corn acres are down at least 50 percent or greater, which is expected. We had a rough fall, a spring snowstorm and a nasty flood. We were one bad rainfall away from a train wreck, but it turned out okay. We will likely have very little prevent plant.” In the Warsaw, North Dakota area, Tony Gudajtes says it’s been a challenge to get the crop in. “We had to massage a few fields to make sure we could get the crop planted,” says Gudajtes. “It took one month to plant the crop and it usually doesn’t take that long. We could use a rain, but everything that’s in looks decent.” This week’s Crop Watch was also part of the 2020 Boots on the Ground tour. Listen to Crop Watch.