It’s a big step forward for technology in agriculture. The FAA has issued an exception to the current ban on the commercial use of unmanned aerial surveillance vehicles, or drones.
The agency has approved the use of drones to monitor crops and survey farm fields. This means, growers can hire outside companies to use drones as a commercial service for crop monitoring and surveying purposes. By doing so, it will take hours, instead of days to conduct certain studies. 
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