At a rural intersection near Calmar, Iowa, on August 11, 2003, a distracted teenage driver of a Ford F350 truck failed to yield at a stop sign and hit the passenger side of a car carrying four young adults. Melissa Reicks, 21, of Lawler, Iowa, a senior at Iowa State University, was killed. Today, 14 years later, Reicks’ father, Dale, is driving a pickup truck down rural roads in Chickasaw County past new hog barns built by Reicks View Farms.
At a brand-new 6,250-sow farm near tiny Derby, Iowa, Jeff Hansen is welcoming 800 people to lunch on a chilly March morning. This is the first new sow farm built by Hansen’s company, Iowa Select Farms, in 12 years, and he wants to show off the place. Folks from the local community are streaming down the gravel road in pickup trucks. The Iowa Pork Producers staff is running the grill. Hansen is in the farm’s kitchen, beaming with pride, yet cautious at the same time. SF: Why expand now?
Bob Morrison, a professor in the Swine Group at the University of Minnesota, died in a traffic accident in the Czech Republic on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Also killed were Deb Spronk of Pipestone, Minnesota, wife of swine veterinarian Gordon Spronk, and Pam Wetzel, wife of Tom Wetzell, a professional services veterinarian with Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica. Morrison's wife is in critical condition.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".