Survey Shows Drone Adoption Rate By Farmers

UAS Magazine, by Luke Geiver

According to a study recently unveiled by Munich Reinsurance America Inc., nearly three-fourths of all U.S. farmers “are currently using or considering adopting the technology to assess, monitor and manage their farm.” Munich surveyed 269 farmers for input on how farmers are using or viewing drones. Most of the farmers surveyed have concerns related to drone usage (76 percent). Privacy issues, at 23 percent, was the most common concern held among farmers, followed by cyber security concerns with data captured via drone (20 percent) and then the possibility of injury or damage from the drone (17 percent).

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