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East Oregonian: Drone Rules Up In The Air

east_oregonian | April 11, 2014 6:18 a.m. | Updated: April 15, 2014 8:13 a.m.

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Mateusz Perkowski

Farmers can generally fly drones on their own property without trouble from the federal government, but they’re operating in a regulatory gray area, experts say.

Unmanned aerial vehicles have tremendous potential for agriculture but the Federal Aviation Administration hasn’t developed rules for their commercial use, according to experts who spoke at the recent Oregon Precision Farming Expo.

The FAA has given conflicting guidance about on-farm use of drones by growers, said attorney Wendie Kellington.

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