Alabama Drone Task Force sends proposals to Governor

Potential benefits due to agriculture, law enforcement and education were discussed. Continue reading: http://www.dothanfirst.com/story/d/story/drone-proposals-sent-to-governor/26012/Luuj0q9HzEm1Ow4Runw4MQ

BREAKING: First Ag Drone Company Garners FAA Approval

By: Matthew J. Grassi | January 7, 2015 Kansas farmer Robert Blair, the author of the popular TheUnmannedFarmer blog. (TheUnmannedFarmer.blogspot.com) has alerted us that Empire Unmanned, an outfit made up of Star, ID-based Advanced Aviation Solutions (ADAVSO), Empire Airlines (Hayden, ID) and Blair himself, has received an FAA Section 333 Exemption to fly commercial UAV […]

Illinois Farm Bureau adopts resolution supporting UAV use on the farm

Now this is a common sense approach. Resolution 135 to be presented at the 2015 national convention. 135. TRANSPORTATION–UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS We support: 1. The use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for commercial purposes (i.e., agricultural, forestry, and other natural resource use). 2. Working with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to review the legal and […]

While America waits drones to detect vine disease in France

An alliance of Burgundy’s wine council, Airbus air defence engineers and Bordeaux wine magnate Bernard Magrez have agreed funding to test the use of drones to detect killer vine diseases. The consortium plans to spend up to €1.7m during the second phase of its drone project, named Damav and set to last 36 months, according […]

Drones may provide big lift to agriculture when FAA allows their use Agricultural drone

3DR Drone

By CHAD GARLAND When Steve Morris began building unmanned aerial systems in the late 1990s, he envisioned flying them over fields and collecting data that would be useful to farmers. But after the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, drones became largely associated with military strikes and surveillance operations. Morris said the technology became the subject […]