In northwestern Minnesota, Stephen farmer Brent Halfmann is waiting for dry ground. The wet conditions have delayed spraying. “The crop has handled the moisture alright, but we are looking forward to getting back into the fields.” Near Karlstad, Kurt Aakre says there’s been between eight-to-nine inches of rain in June. “We’re hoping for some good weather to get things done.” According to Halma farmer Kris Folland, there are a lot of stand issues in the region. “I’d say anywhere from ten-to-30 percent of a lot of fields are pretty much gone, especially on the west side of a section with overland flooding,” says Folland. “There’s very unusual pockets of overland flooding by the Red River, but this year we’re seeing it in the Badger area, too.” Near Greenbush, excessive rains are also taking a toll on area crops. “The low-laying areas especially. We’ll see what happens in the next week and keep moving forward,” says Bryar Klopp, sales agronomist, CHS Ag Services. Listen to the full Crop Watch report.