Mounting investor interest in agricultural technology

Carole Zimmer Jul 31, 2019
HTML EMBED:
COPY
Micro greens grow at a vertical farm in Newark, New Jersey. Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Images

Mounting investor interest in agricultural technology

Carole Zimmer Jul 31, 2019
Micro greens grow at a vertical farm in Newark, New Jersey. Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Images
HTML EMBED:
COPY

Investors are paying close attention to the rapidly growing sector that is agricultural technology, or ag-tech. As the earth warms and the world’s population grows, more and more companies are growing food indoors in greenhouses and vertical farms. Although demand is increasing, this segment of the agricultural industry faces high costs of both labor, energy costs and equipment, for things like lighting.

There’s a lot happening in the world.  Through it all, Marketplace is here for you. 

You rely on Marketplace to break down the world’s events and tell you how it affects you in a fact-based, approachable way. We rely on your financial support to keep making that possible. 

Your donation today powers the independent journalism that you rely on. For just $5/month, you can help sustain Marketplace so we can keep reporting on the things that matter to you.  

Need some Econ 101?

Our new Marketplace Crash Course is here to help. Sign-up for free, learn at your own pace.