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Scientists fly drones to map sagebrush for wildfire strategy

posted on June 19, 2015 at 2:16 PM

Scientists have deployed drones over western Idaho to map a little-known landscape as part of an effort to reduce wildfire risks and protect sage grouse and other wildlife across the West. Full Story

Market to Market (June 5, 2015)

posted on June 5, 2015 at 7:13 PM

Market to Market (June 5, 2015)
Full Program: Lawmakers assess the impact of persistent drought in the West. We soar into the wild blue yonder to examine the role of drones in agriculture. Market analysis with Tomm Pfitzenmaier. Full Story

Drones Create Precision Ag Buzz in Rural America

posted on June 5, 2015 at 6:09 PM

Drones Create Precision Ag Buzz in Rural America
The forward march of UAV’s, or unmanned aerial vehicles, is creating a buzz in rural America. In fact, early adopters and newcomers alike predict drones will be as common as tractors on farms of the future. And with cheap technology blossoming,... Full Story

U.S. Gives Farmers Approval to Spray Crops from Drones

posted on May 8, 2015 at 4:29 PM

A drone large enough to carry tanks of fertilizers and pesticides has won rare approval from federal authorities to spray crops in the United States, officials said Tuesday. Full Story

Drones and dogs deployed in battle to save the guacamole

posted on May 1, 2015 at 6:34 PM

On subtropical farmland in South Florida, researchers are doing battle with the deadly fungus, laurel wilt, which is spread by a tiny beetle and has the potential to decimate Florida's avocado crop. The hashtag they have adopted for their mission:... Full Story

Kansas State researches using drones to protect crops

posted on March 20, 2015 at 3:11 PM

Kansas State University is researching how to use drones to detect invasive insects and emerging diseases in wheat fields. Full Story

Lawmakers hear that U.S. is behind in drone use

posted on December 12, 2014 at 2:58 PM

Lawmakers have been told today that the U.S. is falling behind other countries in allowing commercial use of drone aircraft. Full Story

#IPTVMarket VoW: Drones on the ground and in the air

posted on October 29, 2014 at 2:32 PM

#IPTVMarket VoW: Drones on the ground and in the air
This week’s Market to Market Video of the Week comes via the ground and the air. Producer Josh had a GoPro on a stick for the first look of the machine taking off. The next shot is from a drone high over rural America. Thanks to Chad Colby for the... Full Story

Drones: Next Big Thing in Aviation is Small

posted on July 18, 2014 at 11:33 AM

LONDON (AP) -- The next big thing in aviation may be really small. With some no bigger than a hummingbird, the hottest things at this week's Farnborough International Airshow are tiny compared with the titans of the sky, such as the Airbus 380... Full Story

For North Dakota, Drones A Possible Growth Market

posted on May 2, 2014 at 11:03 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Forget the North Dakota energy boom. How about a drone boom? State and federal officials have big hopes for the growth of what are known as unmanned aircraft systems. And North Dakota has positioned itself well to take... Full Story

Meeting Focuses on Creating Drone Industry Center

posted on April 17, 2014 at 10:09 AM

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. (AP) — Dozens of representatives from agriculture, aviation and higher education are meeting in northwestern Minnesota to discuss ways to promote the region as a center for development of the unmanned aircraft... Full Story

Market to Market (January 3, 2014)

posted on January 3, 2014 at 6:52 PM

Market to Market (January 3, 2014)
Full Program: In the wake of oil train explosions in North Dakota and Canada, the federal government issues a warning for first responders. Critics blast the Obama Administration’s commitment to clean coal. Unmanned aerial vehicles raise hopes, and... Full Story

Oregon Drone Mission: Keeping Spuds Happy

posted on June 27, 2013 at 4:48 PM

The Federal Aviation Administration recently authorized the use of drones to fly over Oregon State University potato fields to search for unhealthy plants. Full Story

Mo.Lawmaker Draws Support For Drone Spy Ban

posted on February 8, 2013 at 1:16 PM

Legislation would outlaw the use of unmanned aircraft to conduct surveillance on individuals or property. Full Story

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