GoPro on Wings
Dan Miller Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Thu Sep 19, 2013 02:06 PM CDT

Ron Brooks knew his winter wheat and alfalfa crops were in trouble. This past winter's combination of rain, ice and snow -- not necessarily in that order, and not just one occurrence of each -- had hammered the two crops hard.

"We were hoping for the best, but we knew it was coming," says Brooks, who farms outside Waupaca, Wis., not too far west of Green Bay. And, what he saw from the seat of his light sport aircraft confirmed the sad story. "Usually 5 to 10% kill is acceptable," he says. "But I was looking at 70% kill on ...

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