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Growers are spending cash on unmanned aerial vehicles and high-end video cameras and they're documenting their work.

The folks at Market to Market - an Iowa Public Television Show ran a story about UAV use that looks at agriculture's potential benefit from using the tool as well. You can check out the entire story below, which includes a chat with Chad Colby,, who has become a voice for UAV use in agriculture. The story looks at how companies, and universities, are looking at ways to use the technology as well. The piece includes some great video imagery from UAVs too.

Colby is a features speaker at the upcoming Precision Aerial Ag Show, July 9 and 10, in Decatur, Ill., at Progress City, the Illinois site of the Farm Progress Show. Learn more about that UAV-flying event at

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