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A new study says that the agricultural industry could represent nearly half of the growing market for commercial drones.
Before spending potentially thousands of dollars on a new drone, most farmers want to know if they’re purchasing a valuable piece of new on-farm technology or just an expensive toy.
One of the most important players in the booming drone industry isn't a hardware manufacturer; it's the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration.
Technology moves fast, admits Larry Buzecky, AEM vice president of business intelligence and strategy. To kick off 2016, he dragged out his crystal ball to spot technology trends that might become much more prominent in 2016.
It’s official – the FAA is requiring all drones between 0.55 lb and 55 lb to be registered. And while this process might feel annoying or "Big Brother-ish," there are some positive consequences as well.
According to the FAA, several hundred thousand drones will be unwrapped this Christmas. It’s important for these yuletide gifts to be nice, not naughty.
Santa may be bringing upwards of a million drones this Christmas season, but he forgot to check his list twice with the Federal Aviation Administration.
After years of anticipation, speculation and concern, drones are poised to have their big moment in agriculture.
DJI, which makes the popular line of Phantom drones, recently announced its newest product: Agras MG-1, an agricultural drone for spraying crops.
Rod Thomas knows the inherent dangers of agriculture aviation: unmarked towers, guy wires and bird strikes. Add UAVs to the list.
Owners of all but the smallest toy drones will have to register them with the U.S. government before the end of the year if the Obama administration adopts proposals being issued by a task force it appointed.
What do farmers want Santa to bring them this holiday season?
Consider limiting data collection and reviewing contracts for new ag tech.
Emerging innovations such as drones demand responsible use
The drone industry is reacting skeptically to plans by the Obama administration to combat a growing safety threat by requiring buyers of drones to register them with the government.
While their classmates toil away at such courses as pre-calculus and history, a small group of Newton County high schoolers is spending the afternoons flying agricultural drones over cornfields.
As emerging technologies make their way into the agriculture industry, they bring new opportunities and advantages to farmers. Occasionally, they present new hazards as well.