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The American Farm Bureau Federation says drone users need to be aware of the specific regulations under the new Federal Aviation Administration rule. Drone users must abide by the rule announced in August. That’s why the American Farm Bureau Federation and the FAA teamed up to host a webinar to educate farmers on the rule last week.Read more at Hoosier Ag Today
So many people are registering drones and applying for drone pilot licenses that federal aviation officials say they are contemplating the possibility of millions of unmanned aircraft crowding the nation’s skies in the not-too-distant future.
Farmers of soybeans and other crops in southeast Missouri, western Tennessee and northeastern Arkansas are facing widespread crop damage believed to be the result of illegal spraying of dicamba, an older herbicide that is finding new life as a tool to battle glyphosate-resistant weeds.
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It’s a necessary, and dangerous job, and recently, it’s proven deadly. There have been two fatal crop dusting accidents in the Heartland this summer alone. Dow Croom, a local pilot, knows what can happen each time he takes to the skies. “It’s a good life," Croom said. "You’ve just got to be very very careful." Croom has been flying crop dusters for more than 40 years.
The House has passed third class medical reforms as part of an extension deal with Senate negotiators to keep the FAA running through the September 2017.