• Crop Duster Demand Soars, as Pilots Cover Acres Quickly

    Crop Duster Demand Soars, as Pilots Cover Acres Quickly0

    Swooping as low as ten feet from the ground, crop dusters provide a thrill ride for pilots, and a valuable service for farmers. These aerial applicators can quickly cover acres in a hurry, protecting a farmer’s investment. Brandon Hamer, director of precision crop management for Aurora Cooperative said, “We’ve been putting on a lot of

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  • Aerial Applicator Clinic has Far-Reaching Industry Benefits

    Aerial Applicator Clinic has Far-Reaching Industry Benefits0

    On a clear day in mid-May, the small airport in Park Rapids, MN, was abuzz with an influx of helicopters and fixed-wing planes for R.D. Offutt Farms’ aerial applicator clinic. The annual event, now in its 21st year, brings together applicator pilots, crop protection product manufacturers and suppliers, and other industry experts for a day

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  • Hutch Man Buys Plane to Benefit State During Wildfires

    Hutch Man Buys Plane to Benefit State During Wildfires0

    A 1958 U.S. Navy plane, once used to spot enemy submarines, will now serve as the newest asset for Kansas wildland fires. The privately-owned twin-engine recently arrived at the Hutchinson Regional Airport from a Nevada museum. Stripped of its paint and with exposed wires, Bill Garrison’s Grumman S-2 Tracker looks like a death trap. But

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