Agribusiness Report: August

DES MOINES, Iowa - Drones are giving farmers a look from the sky at their fields, but the gadgets still have some regulatory hoops to fly through. Right now, regulations say commercial use of unmanned aerial vehicles, like drones, are not legal. Kristine Tidgren with the Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation at Iowa State University says the law hasn’t exactly kept up with technology, and Congressional mandate means it will likely be well into 2015 before formal regulations from the Federal Aviation Administration integrate drones into American skies.

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