Between the Rows: Tech, teaching and tonnage

It’s no secret that technology companies have placing agriculture-related bets in recent years, but their total investment in startups is down from its 2015 peak. Has Silicon Valley cooled on agriculture or will it keep pushing at what some describe as tech’s “last frontier?”

On this week’s episode of Glacier FarmMedia’s new podcast Between the Rows, host and Manitoba Co-operator/Country Guide reporter Shannon VanRaes talks to Sean Pratt of the Western Producer about what he learned of the climate for tech while in Texas.

Also: the Co-operator’s Alexis Stockford discusses what kinds of activities and presentations have engaged and informed young students during Agricultural Literacy Month, and Phil Franz-Warkentin of Commodity News Service Canada looks at canola crush margins, South America’s impending soybean harvest and other market-moving matters.

Between The Rows is also available each week as a podcast through the iTunes Store and Google Play.


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