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Agriculture Industry Fears New Drone Rules Will Reignite Fights With EPA

The agriculture industry is closely watching the implementation of new FAA small unmanned aircraft systems regulations, saying drones may be beneficial when used by farmers but may also reignite privacy arguments with EPA and state regulators when used for enforcement.

 

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