Last year’s corn ground is the big hurdle for farmers in the Devils Lake region. Some of that crop is still going through the combine. Pat Tronson of Tronson Grain at Doyan says it’s been a tough go for planting corn. “Acres are way down; I’d say 25 or 30 percent of last year’s corn ground got seeded max.” Prevent plant will be the only option for many growers. Tronson says area farmers will be happy if they can get 80 percent of their acres planted. “It’s not due to a lack of effort either; they’re trying to get to that corn ground, but it is so wet it is unbelievable.” Listen to the complete Boots on the Ground interview.