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UAVs Taking Flight in Ag
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Thu Apr 23, 2015 10:27 AM CDT

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- Agricultural industries are gearing up to take flight with unmanned aerial systems as the Federal Aviation Administration has begun to more rapidly approve requests to fly small drones for a broad array of uses.

The FAA this month began accelerating its exemption approvals for companies testing the skies with drone technology. Most industry people refer to the small flying objects as UAVs -- unmanned aerial vehicles. The FAA calls them UASs -- unmanned aerial systems.

As of Thursday, FAA had granted 207 exemptions to companies to fly UAS operations, of which 138 have been approved just since ...

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