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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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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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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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Effect on livestock among concerns about Air Force expansion
Aviation, energy and government officials are up in arms against the U.S. Air Force’s controversial Powder River Training Complex expansion plan, which, if implemented, would extend into southwest North Dakota.
Tuesday, May, 06, 2014 - 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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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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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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Good economy benefits aerial ag applicators
Thanks to a rare combination of strong crop prices and generally good yields, the past few years have been kind to most Upper Midwest farmers. Aerial ag applicators have fared well, too.
Monday, June, 02, 2014 - Agweek - 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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More US drone use coming, but no package delivery yet
Agriculture, mining and numerous other industries are likely to be cleared to fly drones now that U.S. regulators have allowed remote-piloted planes to shoot television and movie scenes, according to the key lawyer in the regulatory action.
Friday, September, 26, 2014 - Reuters - News

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California UAV company looking for opportunities in North Dakota
FARGO, N.D. — A start-up California company that has conducted a free pilot program with unmanned aerial vehicles and agricultural data processing for grape growers says it wants to try the technology on North Dakota sugar beet farms.
Monday, February, 09, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Summit speakers say UAVs can be great asset
Unmanned aerial vehicles could be the next big thing in U.S. agriculture, but most farmers still have a lot to learn about them, according to UAV official John Perry who heads Altavian, a Gainesville, Fla.-based unmanned aircraft company.
Monday, June, 30, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farm drones remain grounded
The use of drones in the agriculture industry may not get off the ground, according to a farm industry leader. Paul Gunderson, director of the Dakota Precision Ag Center, spoke on the topic Tuesday at the Precision Ag Action Summit in Jamestown. The Dakota Precision Ag Center is located at Lake Region State College at Devils Lake and does testing and research on technologies related to precision agriculture.
Thursday, January, 22, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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UAVs can be great asset to ag, speakers say
Unmanned aerial vehicles could be the next big thing in U.S. agriculture, but most farmers still have a lot to learn about them, according to John Perry, who heads Altavian, a Gainesville, Fla.-based unmanned aircraft company.
Wednesday, June, 25, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Precision Ag Summit proves interest in technology is still high
North Dakota’s 4th Annual Precision Agriculture Summit drew a slightly smaller crowd to Jamestown than last year, but the audience still showed strong and more intense interest in a fast-changing topic.
Tuesday, January, 20, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Drones could be ag’s next big thing
After seeing one in action, Duane Lunne could see himself buying a drone. The Dallas, S.D., cattle farmer and his friend Brad Kahler, of Colome, live two miles apart and were checking out a drone demonstration on Aug. 19, the opening day of Mitchell’s Dakotafest. The drones look cool, for sure, hovering and flying, with the high-quality models traveling up to 35 to 40 mph and weighing only 3 to 5 pounds.
Wednesday, August, 20, 2014 - 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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Pilot uninjured as aerial sprayer crash-lands in Minn.
An aerial sprayer crash-landed Tuesday afternoon in a cornfield southeast of Kerkhoven, Minn., the Swift County Sheriff’s Office reported. Investigati
Thursday, August, 21, 2014 - - 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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