The spring wheat is emerging in the Johnstown, North Dakota area. “The spring wheat went in really well,” said Dylan Karley, general manager, Johnstown Bean Company. “Despite the dryness, we’re seeing good emergence on most of the spring wheat. Dry bean acres will be down. There are also salinity problems popping up, because we were wet for a few springs and now we’re dry. We need moisture.” Bathgate, North Dakota crop consultant Mark Ramsey said area farmers are busy planting soybeans. “Many soybeans went in the first week of May and planting is about 50 percent complete.” Farmers near Grafton continue to plant. “We are drier, but getting the rain at the right time will be important, especially for soybeans and potatoes,” said Nate Medbery, agronomist, Simplot Grower Solutions. Listen to the latest Crop Watch.