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      Farmers collect data from the sky

      These unmanned aircrafts are about three feet long and are able to fly several hundred feet in the air and take pictures of crops and fields.

      / Courtney Highfield


      The Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie held an Agricultural Exposition Tuesday morning to dicuss unmanned aerial crop imaging.

      These unmanned aircrafts are about three feet long and are able to fly several hundred feet in the air and take pictures of crops and fields.

      Farming officials told FOX 31 this will better help farmers to see various things that are going on with their crops that they might've missed just walking through the field. If the crops are diseased farmers will be able to detect that disease early and be able to more effectively manage it.

      Right now these aircrafts cost about $60,000 but that price is expected to go down just like any other piece of technology.

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