Precision Agriculture

Precision Ag Drone Company Agribotix Appoints CEO

Agribotix, a Boulder, Colo.-based provider of agricultural intelligence solutions using drone-enabled technologies, has named Lou Faust CEO of the company. Faust brings more than...

Vortex UAS Gets FAA Exemption, Signs Agreement With PrecisionHawk

Chicago-based Vortex UAS has been awarded a Section 333 exemption for the commercial use of drones and has signed an agreement to provide PrecisionHawk...

Industry Collaborates on Report Measuring Value of Drones in Agriculture

The American Farm Bureau Federation and Measure, a 32 Advisors Company, have released what they call a first-of-its-kind study and subsequent tool for identifying...

International Collab: Spanish UAVs to be Used for Ag Research in Israel

Madrid, Spain-based Alpha Unmanned Systems SL says two of its Sniper helicopter unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have been acquired by the Volcani Center of...

Amendment to Support Agricultural Use of UAVs Passes House

The U.S. House of Representatives has unanimously passed an amendment on the fiscal year 2016 Transportation, Housing & Urban Development Appropriations Act, H.R.2577, to...

Precision Ag Drone Company Wins Industry Accelerator Grant

Boulder, Colo.-based Agribotix, a drone-enabled software company that provides advanced analysis for global agricultural applications, has been awarded $250,000 from Colorado's Advanced Industry Program....

Drone Start-Up Wins Grand Prize in MIT Competition

Raptor Maps, a start-up with a goal of feeding the world by using drone technology, has won an entrepreneurship competition by the Massachusetts Institute...

Yamaha OK’d for Remotely Piloted Precision Ag Operations

Yamaha Motor Corp. U.S.A. was recently granted a commercial exemption to operate its RMAX remotely piloted helicopter for precision agriculture purposes in the U.S....

Farm Bureau: UAS Are the ‘Next Evolution in American Agriculture’

Farmers and ranchers are eager to use drones to improve their businesses but need flexibility to use the tools to their full potential, the...

National Corn Growers Association Speaks out on UAS

In response to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration's (NTIA) and Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) requests for input on unmanned aerial systems (UAS) operations,...

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