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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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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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Ag is most promising market for drones
Idaho farmer Robert Blair isn’t waiting around for federal aviation officials to work out rules for drones. He and a friend built their own, outfitting it with cameras and using it to monitor his 1,500 acres.
Monday, December, 23, 2013 - Associated Press - 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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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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Unmanned aerial systems could become ag's next best bet
The Federal Aviation Administration’s much-anticipated Dec. 30 announcement that Grand Forks, N.D., had been selected as a test site for unmanned aerial systems (UAS) left those working in and around the industry flying high.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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LRSC, UND partner to bring UAS technology to classroom
Experts indicate that unmanned aircraft are the future of agriculture technology. Lake Region State College, in Devil’s Lake, N.D., and the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks are embracing that reality by training the next generation of ag professionals to fly them and interpret the data they collect. While the Federal Aviation Administration is still determining the legality of flying drones outside of research fields, the schools are preparing to take off with new programs as soon as restrictions are lifted.
Monday, March, 03, 2014 - Agweek - 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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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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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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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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USDA wants ethanol available nationwide
Higher grade levels of ethanol need to be available outside the Midwest and the U.S. Department of Agriculture will help make that possible, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - Agweek - 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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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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Lake Region students study agricultural potential of unmanned aircraft
Paul Gunderson gets excited when showing off equipment and talking about farming at Lake Region State College’s Precision Agriculture Center. It’s his mission to make sure the students graduating from the Devils Lake, N.D., college’s precision agriculture program have a real-world grasp of skills they can utilize, including the use of unmanned aerial systems.
Tuesday, November, 04, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Eastern Ag Day looks at key topics
Dennis Kubischta will stick with wheat and soybeans this spring. Planting corn doesn’t interest him, not when the crop is fetching less than $4 per bushel.
Friday, February, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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NDSU, collaborators set ag drone research plan
Researchers at North Dakota State University are calling their upcoming work a “proof-of-concept” study that will help determine if and how drones might help farmers and ranchers in everyday business.
Thursday, March, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Drones on Big Iron agenda
Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) might be the hottest topic in production agriculture right now, and the annual Big Iron Farm Show will offer both UAS demonstrations and classes.
Tuesday, September, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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