The Institutes

Crop Insurer Approved To Test Drones In Field

 Thursday, April 23, 2015


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. The unmanned aircraft can gather data about crop damage from hail, wind, flooding and drought, and automatically upload the information to the company’s claims software, Greg Mills, president of ADM CRS, said in a telephone interview.

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 Tuesday, August 11, 2015

 Insurance Networking News

The Implications of Insurance Adjusters Use of Drones

 Friday, May 15, 2015

 Bloomberg BNA

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 Thursday, April 9, 2015

 Insurance Networking News

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 Monday, September 9, 2013


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 Tuesday, September 3, 2013

 Natural Resources Defense Council

Fraud Used to Frame Farm Bill Debate

 Tuesday, June 18, 2013

 New York Times