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Big Iron opener comes amid harvest worries: Farmers deal with crop, marketing uncertainties

September 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

WEST FARGO — The annual Big Iron Farm Show has operated among euphoric times with strong agricultural prices many times in the past. Not this year.
With corn prices projected around $3 per bushel for the next two or three years, farmers are scratc…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Big Iron opener comes amid harvest worries: Farmers deal with crop, marketing uncertainties

September 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

WEST FARGO — The annual Big Iron Farm Show has operated among euphoric times with strong agricultural prices many times in the past. Not this year.
With corn prices projected around $3 per bushel for the next two or three years, farmers are scratc…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

US moves toward use of commercial drones

July 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Alwyn Scott and Jennifer Saba

SEATTLE/NEW YORK — The U.S. air safety regulator is drafting rules to permit small drones to be used for commercial purposes, a step toward allowing remote-control planes and helicopters to be deployed for everyt…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

New Bakken workers? Oil, gas industry shows interest in drones

May 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

“Drone central.”
“The Silicon Valley for unmanned aircraft.”
North Dakota.
With the oil and gas industry in the western side of the state always looking to be more efficient, and ongoing research at the University of North Dakota on the ea…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

GF attracts another UAS firm: Official says area will attract more businesses in UAS industry this year

April 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — The University of North Dakota Center of Innovation has added another tenant in the unmanned aircraft system industry to its facility and officials say that company won’t be the last addition this year.

The center signed an agreem…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

UAS test site projects in the works for North Dakota

April 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — After the pomp and circumstance of last year’s event announcing North Dakota had been designated one of national six test sites for unmanned aerial systems, the real work is set to begin.
Officials have submitted applications for c…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Grand Forks County gets permission to fly drones at night

March 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — Grand Forks County Sheriff Bob Rost announced Friday that his department is the first law enforcement agency in the nation granted federal authorization to fly unmanned aircraft throughout its jurisdiction.
In a partnership with the …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Grand Forks County gets permission to fly drones at night

March 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — Grand Forks County Sheriff Bob Rost announced Friday that his department is the first law enforcement agency in the nation granted federal authorization to fly unmanned aircraft throughout its jurisdiction.
In a partnership with the …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

UND studies privacy protections in the age of drones: Committee governing use of Grand Forks County drones seeks public comment

February 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — The Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Department has deployed small unmanned aircraft systems nine times in the last 10 months, a few them over populated areas of the county.
So far, there have been no complaints from the public about p…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Make it or break it: With UAS developments, states’ laws embrace or limit drone use

February 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — The number of states with laws regulating the use of unmanned aerial systems has the potential to nearly triple this year.
More than 100 UAS-related bills and resolutions — most carried over from 2013 — are pending in 34 states. …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com