Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Big Data on the Farm: Legal Issues Surrounding Farm Data Ownership, Transfer, and Control

This Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 12:30 EDT, I'll be hosting a webinar titled "Big Data on the Farm: Legal Issues Surrounding Farm Data Ownership, Transfer, and Control."  The webinar is hosted by ThompsonReuters and geared towards a legal audience. Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit is available for most states. More information below.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Don't Forget the Little Guy: FAA's Proposed Rules for "Micro" UAVs

Many articles have been written about the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) proposed rules for "small" unmanned aircraft systems ("small UAS" or "small UAVs"). But most authors have overlooked that the FAA is also considering special, less stringent rules for "micro" UAVs.  Micro UAVs weigh less than 4.4 lbs (small drones are less than 55 lbs.) and travel less than 35 mph (small drones are restricted to 100 mph).  This article takes a closer look at the FAA's proposal for micro-UAVs and its promise for agriculture.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Ten Key Points to the FAA's Proposed Small UAV Rule

The Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) has released proposed rules that would govern the integration of “small” unmanned aircraft systems (“small UAS”) into the National Airspace System. The proposed rules specifically state that they would allow crop monitoring and inspection, aerial photography, and research and development—meaning commercial agricultural uses fall squarely within the new rule. Here is my summary of the proposed rule, followed by some suggestions to current and future drone operators.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Talking Big Data and Drones on Inside Indiana Business with Gerry Dick

I was recently lucky enough to be interviewed by Gerry Dick for his television show Inside Indiana Business.  I was joined by Beck's Hybrid's Jim Shertzer who leads FARMserver, a web-based farm data storage and analysis tool.  These are exciting times for agriculture!  You can watch the video by following this link: Drones, Big Data, and Technology on Inside Indiana Business with Gerry Dick.

Thanks Gerry for the opportunity to be on your show!