ADM could use drones from 2016 to get crop insurance claims data

April 22, 2015 11:22 PM

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CHICAGO, April 22 (Reuters) - Archer Daniels Midland Co plans to use drones to gather data on crop insurance claims as soon as the summer of 2016, its risk services head told Reuters on Wednesday.

ADM's Crop Risk Services Inc won clearance to use drones earlier this month from the Federal Aviation Administration, which currently bans their commercial use, and will begin testing the technology in the U.S. Midwest this year.

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