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Stock Photo An Unmanned Aerial Vehicle flies over farmland in this undated image. The North Dakota agriculture commissioner says UAVs may be used in the near future on North Dakota farms.

The next evolution in agriculture: ND agriculture commissioner says 'unlimited potential' in use of UAVs on farms

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North Dakota has long been known to those living on the more populated U.S. coasts as being in the middle of “flyover country,” but the state could soon give a brand-new meaning to the moniker.

Speaking for the first time publicly on the topic, North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring said the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles could eventually change the way growers approach the business of farming — and he said the shift could come sooner rather than later.

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Bryan Horwath
A Wisconsin native, Horwath has been covering news in the Oil Patch of North Dakota since 2012. Horwath currently serves as the senior agriculture and political reporter for The Dickinson Press and, despite the team's tendency to always let him down, remains a diehard Minnesota Vikings fan.
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