Pilots and Drones
Not all of the new rules are ideal for agriculture. One of the new rules requires operators to keep the drone within their line of sight, but Smith said there's an approved way around that. "There is a really cool provision in there for actually operating from a moving vehicle. you are allowed from ground or water vehicle in sparsely populated areas and if the drone is not transporting property for compensation or hire, you can operate from a moving vehicle."
The new FAA rules aren't in effect yet, but they're expected to become law sometime in late August.