On July 10, our Technology, Manufacturing and Transportation group blogged about the FAA approving a new UAS device for agricultural operations.

Agribusiness professionals are already proficient with a variety of federal regulations (USDA, EPA, etc.) but adding an unmanned aircraft system (“UAS”) into the business brings another agency into the mix – the Federal Aviation

As widely reported and as noted in our February 16th blog post, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently issued its long-awaited proposed rules on operation of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), also known of as “Drones” in the national airspace.

The proposed rules are open for a public comment for a period of 60 days,

Earlier today, the FAA issued a press release announcing that it had granted approval “for energy corporation BP and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) manufacturer AeroVironment to fly an AeroVironment Puma AE for aerial surveys in Alaska—the first time the FAA has authorized a commercial UAS operation over land.”

The FAA confirmed that the UAS at

When most consumers hear the word “drone” they envision military or surveillance operations.   But, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) appear to be a significant industry and offer a vast array of resources for differing applications.  As recently blogged by our team counterparts in the firm’s Technology,  Manufacturing & Transportation business unit, as the FAA determines the

USAgNet.com discussed the USDA announcement that farmers and ranchers can sign-up for disaster assistance programs, reestablished and strengthened by the 2014 Farm Bill, beginning April 15.

The USDA highlights a success story of from the microloan program which allows beginning, small and mid-sized farmers to access up to $35,000 in loans using a simplified application