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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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