Louisiana farmers have high hopes the Federal Aviation Administration will loosen drone restrictions for agricultural use in November. Pilotless aerial vehicles provide numerous opportunities for farmers to save time and increase efficiency.

Farmers are embracing new technology in agriculture, reports The Sun Herald, but current FAA regulations consider flying drones illegal, even when flown on the flyer’s private property.

Decreased regulation will advance farming techniques and food production efficiency. Farmers will have the ability to fly over a field to inspect irrigation, crops and growth, among other essential responsibilities without taking the time to investigate on foot.

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