FARM BUSINESS NEWS
Ag Drones Under Scrutiny
Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter
Thu Aug 28, 2014 03:45 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Someday soon farmers may be able to scout and manage crops with the precision that comes from the bird's eye view of a camera flying 400 feet above your field.

But not just yet.

Along with the rest of the public, farmers must slow down and wait for the Federal Aviation Administration's final regulations on the commercial use of drones -- unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)-- before they dive into profit-making schemes involving drones.

"There is no question that the technology is 100 miles ahead of the FAA right now," said Chad Colby, a product support lead ...

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