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Midwest Farmers Wait for Ag Drone Regulations

031914 ag-drone-Colby_PeterGray_HPMAgriculture consultant Chad Colby shows a room of Midwest farmers how GPS can control a high-definition camera attached to a UAV. (Peter Gray/Harvest Public Media) With hundreds - or even thousands - of acres to keep track of, checking the health of crops is a challenge for any large corn, wheat or soybean farmer in the Midwest. That’s why many are eager to get their hands on remote-controlled planes or helicopters that could help them scan their land. Tech-savvy farmers have been waiting for years for the government to make up its mind about the commercial use of unmanned aerial vehicles. Will 2014 be the year farmers get their hands on drones? Harvest Public Media’s Peter Gray takes a look.


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