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Ag aviation taking off
The National Transportation Safety Board on May 14 issued an alert for agriculture-specific guidance on fatigue management, risk management, aircraft maintenance and pilot knowledge and skills tests, and urged the industry to work with regulators for better safety.
Tuesday, May, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Aerial industry basics
States track agricultural aviation in different ways, and comparable statistics aren’t available for North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Montana. But officials in the four states provide these numbers:
Monday, June, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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FAA in partnerships to test beyond-line-of-sight drones
WASHINGTON - The Federal Aviation Administration said it would work with two private U.S. companies to test commercial drones that can fly beyond an operator's line of sight, a precursor to sophisticated drone operations such as package delivery.
Wednesday, May, 06, 2015 - Reuters - News

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UAV research area expanded in North Dakota
GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Even more of North Dakota is now a testing ground for unmanned aircraft following a decision Feb. 11 from the Federal Aviation Administration.
Monday, February, 16, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Droves of drones at Big Iron
Drones flew above a demonstration field recently in West Fargo, N.D. Someday, drones could be commonplace above Upper Midwest fields and pastures — provided the Federal Aviation Administration releases some long-awaited guidelines.
Friday, September, 12, 2014 - Agweek - News

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FAA considers UAV initiatives
U.S. aviation regulators are talking to unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) makers and service providers about testing commercial UAVs that can fly beyond an operator’s visual line of sight, currently banned for safety reasons, according to people with knowledge of the discussions.
Tuesday, May, 12, 2015 - Reuters - News

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U.S. FAA considers beyond-line-of-sight drone initiatives-sources
WASHINGTON - U.S. aviation regulators are talking to drone makers and service providers about testing commercial drones that can fly beyond an operator's visual line of sight, currently banned for safety reasons, according to people with knowledge of the discussions.
Monday, May, 04, 2015 - Reuters - News

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UAVs could be the next tool
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) might be the next tool to improve precision agriculture. By September 2015, it is expected that the Federal Aviation Administration will have regulated the commercial use of UAVs. Despite their use by law enforcement, privacy concerns could limit UAV use in urban areas.
Monday, June, 23, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farmers disappointed by restrictions in proposed drone rules
U.S. farmers hoping to use drones to locate lost livestock or monitor trouble spots in their fields were disappointed by what they say are overly restrictive commercial drone rules proposed Sunday by the Federal Aviation Administration.
Wednesday, February, 18, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Temporary rules created for UAS
U.S. Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., introduced legislation Tuesday to set temporary guidelines for operating small commercial unmanned aircraft systems while the Federal Aviation Administration develops more permanent rules for the new technology.
Wednesday, May, 13, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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FAA considers beyond-line-of-sight drone initiatives
WASHINGTON - U.S. aviation regulators are talking to drone makers and service providers about testing commercial drones that can fly beyond an operator's visual line of sight, currently banned for safety reasons, according to people with knowledge of the discussions.
Saturday, May, 02, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Drone research area expanded in North Dakota
Even more of North Dakota is now a testing ground for unmanned aircraft following a decision Feb. 11 from the Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA approved a request by the Northern Plains Unmanned Aerial Systems Test Site to conduct unmanned aircraft system flights in this designated area. “It’s good for the FAA. It’s good for the industry. It’s good for us,” says the test site’s executive director, Bob Becklund.
Thursday, February, 12, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Veteran crop sprayer says aerial industry important
It’s early afternoon on a picture-postcard day in late May, a rarity in a wet, drizzly spring. Tim “Toby” McPherson is anxious to climb into his spray plane and take advantage of the perfect conditions.
Monday, June, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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UAVs important issue for aerial ag applicators
Unmanned aerial vehicles could have a big role in agriculture’s future. That both intrigues and concerns aerial ag applicators.
Monday, June, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farm Rescue head gets doctorate
Bill Gross, a Seattle-based commercial pilot and founder and president of Farm Rescue of Horace, N.D., was given an honorary doctorate degree on May 16 at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks.
Thursday, May, 21, 2015 - Agweek - News

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NDSU will add to ag study
The first three flights with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have been completed at North Dakota State University’s Carrington Research Extension Center, in a cooperative study involving University of North Dakota personnel.
Monday, June, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Aircraft, farm deals on the table for China's Li in South America
BEIJING - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will sign aircraft, currency and agricultural deals when he visits South America next week, an official said on Wednesday, a part of the world where China has deep trade ties but traditionally limited political influence.
Wednesday, May, 13, 2015 - Reuters - News

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FAA proposal for UAS rules welcomed
Proposed rules released over the weekend for operating small unmanned aircraft garnered positive reaction from industry experts and political figures in North Dakota.
Tuesday, February, 17, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Appareo Systems buys Alien Technology building
FARGO, N.D. — A fast-growing Fargo engineering firm is expanding into alien territory. Appareo Systems has purchased the former Alien Technology building in the North Dakota State University Research and Technology Park.
Monday, January, 05, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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UAV systems could benefit ag, but questions remain
Excitement surrounds the potential use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in South Dakota’s agricultural industry. This technology could be used to fly over pastures and check cows or to take aerial surveys of crops and spray pesticide accordingly.
Sunday, April, 19, 2015 - - News

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