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‘Hillbilly Elegy’ Author Exits Board of AgTech Company

JD Vance
JD VancePhotographer: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

JD Vance, the author of the best-selling “Hillbilly Elegy,” has exited the board of directors of AppHarvest, according to an emailed statement from the $1.6 billion indoor agriculture company.

The newly public Kentucky firm told Bloomberg News of Vance’s departure, in response to an inquiry about some of Vance’s recent statements. On Twitter, he’d written that taxes should be raised on businesses that oppose a new spate of state-level voting restrictions.