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UAV REGISTRATION

Now, farmers will have to make a new pilgrimage to the Farm Service Agency Office and sign up at a website of the Federal Aviation Administration if they own an unmanned aerial vehicle. Columnist Stu Ellis says farmers are quite used to signing up at the FSA, because they, and their dad, and their granddad have… read more

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UAV RULES

The FAA today unveiled rules for registering small UAVs. All UAVs will need to be registered by Feb. 19.  More details on FarmWeekNow.com.

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DRONE REGISTRATION

A federally convened task force plans to urge U.S. officials to cast a wide net in registering recreational drones but to make registration simple and free, according to three people familiar with the matter,  the Wall Street Journal reports.

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SENATORS PUSH TO FENCE IN DRONES

An analysis of 891 drone sightings reported to the Federal Aviation Administration over a 17-month period found more than half flew too close to an airport, prompting lawmakers to renew calls Wednesday to tag the remote-controlled aircraft with electronic collars that would keep them away. Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., want “geofencing”… read more

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REGISTERING DRONES

Federal regulators said Monday that they plan to require recreational drone users to register their aircraft with the government for the first time in an attempt to restore order to U.S. skies.  You can view the news conference online.

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DRONE APPROVED FOR FARM APPLICATION

A drone large enough to carry tanks of fertilizers and pesticides has won rare approval from federal authorities to spray crops in the U.S., officials said Tuesday. The drone, called the RMAX, is a remotely piloted helicopter that weigh 207 pounds, said Steve Markofski, a spokesman for Yamaha Corp. U.S.A., which developed the aircraft, as… read more

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AMAZON AND UAV’S

FAA cleared Amazon to begin using #drones for a limited number of outdoor test purposes Thursday. The FAA rolled out its set of regulations on commercial drones in February, following several delays. Under those rules, drones need to stay within 500 feet of the ground, cannot fly faster than 100 miles per hour, and must remain… read more

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DRONES FOR XMAS

Santa Claus may travel on a reindeer-powered sleigh, but he’s expected to deliver a ton of high-flying drones this week to teenagers and other amateur aviators, which is making for an anxious yuletide season at the Federal Aviation Administration.

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FAA DRONE RULES SOON

Published reports say the FAA will unveil its new rules for commercial drone operations, but it’s likely to disappoint proponents of the technology.  One of the proposed rules requires commercial operators to have a pilot’s license. The agency also plans to group all drones weighing less than 55 pounds under one set of rules. That… read more

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UAV RULING

The National Transportation Safety Board has ruled that drones are aircraft and subject to existing aviation laws, affirming the Federal Aviation Administration’s regulatory power over the fast-emerging industry. Attorney Brendan Schulman told the Wall Street Journal the scope of the ruling is “narrowly limited.”

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