PMA Takes on Tech, Episode 23: The Latest in AgTech SPAC’s, Carbon Markets, Indoor Farming & More with Vonnie Estes & The Modern Acre

Episode 23 May 04, 2021 00:32:53
PMA Takes on Tech, Episode 23: The Latest in AgTech SPAC’s, Carbon Markets, Indoor Farming & More with Vonnie Estes & The Modern Acre
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PMA Takes on Tech, Episode 23: The Latest in AgTech SPAC’s, Carbon Markets, Indoor Farming & More with Vonnie Estes & The Modern Acre
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Show Notes

I turn the microphone around with Tim and Tyler Nuss from The Modern Acre. We hit updates and insights in some hot topics in agriculture. We talk through the recent coming together of PMA and United Fresh, the latest in carbon markets, agtech exits including SPAC’s, indoor farming, and seeing a Rivian in the wild! This episode has it all.

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